Wi-Fi

Buzzwords Want free Wi-Fi at your conference, hotel or university classroom? Ask for it. Wireless Internet, aka Wi-Fi, is no longer a nice to have accoutrement but a must have essential for events and conferences that want to generate a buzz inside and outside the room. We are also seeing increased usage in public spaces. …

Can you make a playlist?

Roofdog: Can you make a playlist? Playlist = a list of recorded songs or pieces of music chosen Continuing our gamification of the social web, points to our friends who can make a public or semi-public playlist on GooglePlay, YouTube, and other channels. Why? Making and maintaining a playlist is sometimes challenging. This page attempts …

Open Journalism

Buzzwords Open journalism is a reworking of ‘citizen journalism‘ and we are taking this notion as a cornerstone idea for how to engage with Planeta readers. Planta.com seeks reader (aka the audience) feedback and our best features are invariably the result of collaboration. Are there ways to step up these efforts? If open journalism is to …

Radio

Photo Radio = The transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages FYI – The difference between FM and AM radio?  Basically, FM radio is tuned to changes in the frequency of radio waves, whilst AM is tuned to the amplitude of radio waves. So AM radio is more …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2022-2032 is the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Events Features Recommended ListeningPass it on: preserving Indigenous languages – Awaye – A panel discusses the purpose of language revival – is it fluency, …

The world is a smartphone and those who do not travel use only one app

Poster A smartphone is a mobile device that offers advanced computing ability and connectivity. Our view: The smartphone turns every walk into a potential photo safari. Should we call it a ‘phone?’ HeadlinesWhat To Do If You Lose Your Two-Factor Phone – How to geek Recommended ListeningReflections on the smart phone – Future Tense – …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of CommunicationMany people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice into …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear.2) The information is accurate.3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete or hard-to-find information leads visitors to question the entire enterprise. …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to embed the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles of a dog. All of the Roofdog posters on Flickr and the Slideshare presentation use the Creative Commons …

Pocket

Elsewhere on the Web For mobile adventurers, Pocket is an app/extension that can be used across devices. For those who formerly used Delicious to bookmark favorite pages and sites, this is a replacement. Key Linksgetpocket.comtrendingqueuerecommendedgetpocket.com/[email protected] Pocket Premiumhttps://getpocket.com/premium SuggestionsHow to improve PocketAllow preferencesBlock services Discover the most thought-provoking stories out there, curated by Pocket.https://getpocket.com/firefox/new_tab_learn_more BackgroundPocket was …