Making the most of an unconference

Photo: Open Space Technology in Estonia Unconference = A facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a specific topic An unconference engages participants without a formal agenda. Instead an unconference encourages attendees to organize their own agenda and action plans. Unconferences can be conducted face-to-face, online or better yet, both! We use the unconference approach for Planeta.com’s …

Robocall

Buzzwords Robocall = automated telephone call that delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company Headlines Here’s everything you can do to stop annoying robocalls It’s time to put an end to robocalls for good how-to-block-reduce-robocalls-without-using-third-party-apps/ FCC: Nearly half the calls you receive this year will be spam Why …

Punctuation

Buzzwords Punctuation = the marks, such as period, comma, and parentheses, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning Headlines https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/01/the-birth-of-the-semicolon https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/keyboard-shortcut-google-punctuation-marks-accents.html Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Language Oxford Comma

Press kit

Buzzwords Press Kit = a package of promotional material provided to members of the press to brief them, especially about a product, service, or candidate Examples http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Resources/Press-Kits/NewHorizonsPressKit__UT.pdf https://www.nasa.gov/kepler/presskit Embedded Tweets NOW THIS ROCKS!! HERE'S A GIFT: For all you New Horizons and Ultima Thule fans, this is the flyby PRESS KIT– JUST FOR YOU (and …

Westography

Screenshot: Flickr albums This week (October 2018) on Radio National: Michael Mackenzie visits Australian photographer Warren Kirk whose work is one of the highlights on Flickr. ‘Westography’ documents the fading social landscape of the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne and the western arc of country Victoria, Australia. Recommended Listening: Saving ancient suburbia one photo …

Media

Buzzwords Media = The means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely Plural of medium Recommended Listening Is the media making American politics worse? Headlines Media Bubbles Aren’t The Biggest Reason We’re Partisans Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Journalism Improving …

Lonely Planet

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Lonely Planet – lonelyplanet.com Key Links lonelyplanet.com https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/categories/talk-to-lonely-planet https://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/how-to-choose-a-responsible-travel-operator/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d275459e Highlights Useful books Interesting history Friends have been authors Planeta.com Publishers International Literacy Day is September 8