Radio

Photo: Ron Mader, Celluloid Radio Bank (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Can you make a playlist?

Roofdog: Can you make a playlist? (Some rights reserved) Playlist = a list of recorded songs or selected videos 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 …

Digitize

Photo:Ron Mader, Digitize (Some rights reserved) Digitize = convert images, text or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer Also spelled: digitise What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options? This page explores the practical ins and outs and it will highlight inspired …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Starting with defining and popularizing ‘ecotourism‘ and ‘biodiversity’ in the 1990s, Planeta.com explores our living language, from weasel words to buzzwords to academic lingo. In the case of these Roofdog posters, the buzzwordy questions are posed in the thought bubbles of a dog. When included in …

#SciComm, aka Science Communication

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Questions What are recommended accounts to follow on the social web exemplifying the best about science communication? = ¿Cuáles son las cuentas recomendadas a seguir en la web social que ejemplifican lo mejor sobre la comunicación científica? HeadlinesHugh Possingham: On Failure and Fun in Science CommunicationsTime to break academic publishing’s …

Whatsapp

Logo Making the most of the social web, we are learning and sharing tips on making the most of real-time voice and video calls and chats. We challenge readers / listeners /viewers via our Digital Literacy Quiz for recommendations. This page addresses WhatsApp – whatsapp.com – the multiple device, end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app for …

Media

Lingo Cards 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 All journalists are climate reporters now – Media Watch – The climate talks in Glasgow are the big global story right now – but it doesn’t always feel …

Improving Signage

Photo: Ron Mader, La Paz = Peace (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Signage

Photo: Noche de Chocolate (Some rights reserved) Signage = signs collectively, especially commercial or public display signs Wikipedia: Signage is the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group, usually for the purpose of marketing or a kind of advocacy. Translating: SignageSpanish: Señalización Google Graph HeadlinesAdvertising companies wanted …