Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 2017). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the …

Workshop: Indigenous Biodiversity and Tourism on the Social Web

Poster Instructor Ron Mader We created this resource page to include worksheets and exercises for the participants of the 2010 Biodiversity Workshop: New Information and Web-based Technologies. Happy #ThrowbackThursday Our workshop was taught in English with a smattering of Ayuuk, Maori, Sami, Zapotec, Swedish and Spanish. Bonus points for anyone who can say Eyjafjallajökull (Aye …

Making the most of Facebook

Poster We would like to help friends and colleagues make the most of Facebook, particularly via pages, groups and events. If you are creating or participating in a public event on the ground, check out the relevant pages on Facebook. Bonus point for making events and posts easy to embed on other websites. For current …

Monday, 2018 Indigenous Peoples Week

Poster Monday. Day One. August 6, 2018. The start of our annual celebration of Indigenous travel and tourism around the globe. This is our eighth year of hosting an online unconference, conversations found online Twitter and Facebook and as comments and responses posted on Planeta.com. Each day this week Planeta.com will host an online social …

Making the most of Twitter

Photo: Pen Waggener, Old Media, New Message Soy los tuits que he leído (I am the tweets I have read) May 2018 News: Keeping your account secure When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it. We recently identified a …

Free Social Web Workshops in Henderson

Photo: Book Sale Thursday, July 12, 9-9:30am Paseo Verde Library and Coffeeshop Free Social Web Workshop for Friends of Henderson Libraries For those curious about social media, library friends’ friend Ron Mader leads a free, hands-on demonstration at the Paseo Verde Library. Bring your smartphone or tablet. Check in and share book sale goodness via …

Flickr Lessons

We have been big fans of Flickr, the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering social web site rewards interaction and offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. There are some gripes, but on the whole, Flickr is our old-school social web darling. April 2018 news – Flickr has been acquired by Smugmug …

Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism

New Zealand has some of the best livestreaming video in the world, including NetHui and RoyalCam. We are updating our NZ-focused resources and suggestions are welcome. One of collaborative editing available is a Google Doc: Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism — https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YiYNLbBqoMksx3aftECKi4rMdupAmMFe8QL3TaS9lNA/edit — that anyone can edit. Focus on this for a moment — how …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and …

Responsible Travel Week Challenge #rtweek18

@Okudart Las Vegas One of the objectives of Responsible Travel Week is to improve communication skills using new and existing technologies. Shorthand: Digital Literacy Specifically: Apps, Smartphones, Tablets, Widgets Apps/Platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, Instagram, Stack, Twitter, YouTube, Wikispaces We explore these tools through the lens of responsible and conscious travel and vice-versa. Do they …