Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop, 2006 Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated space on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Insider Tips Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse …

Twitter

Photo: Pen Waggener, Old Media, New Message Our take: Twitter is a global poetry slam. Say something brilliant or quote someone wise. You can tweet your own horn or remix the work of others. Please remember to be generous in your interaction with others. If you are not faving and retweeting others, you’re not making …

What is the Social Web?

Photo: San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya It’s easier than ever to use the social web. What is the social web? Also called social media, these channels allow members to contribute, rank and share and often remix user-generated content. The bottom line is that we need to learn how to play, extend skills and abilities, develop core skills …

Free Social Web Workshops in Henderson

Photo: Book Sale Thursday, September 13, 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. Please bring your smartphone or tablet. Check in and share book sale goodness …

Upgrade

Verbs Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …

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 …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way. Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …

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 …

Facebook

screenshot Facebook is a prominent and controversial social web network in which there is no single ‘home’ page but viewers see different configurations of posts displayed via algorithms. There are plenty of reasons not to have account, but for those who do have accounts on Facebook, Planeta.com would like to help friends and colleagues make …

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 …