Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

Butt Dial

Lingo Cards Butt Dial = an inadvertent call made on a mobile phone as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone Also called: butt call, pocket call, pocket dial Embedded Tweets Planeta

Talanoa

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Talanoa (“talk” or “discussion” in Fijian, Samoan and Tongan) is a Pacific Island form of dialogue that brings people together to share opposing views without any predetermined expectations for agreement. Talanoa participants set the parameters for their discussions: inclusion, reconciliation and mutual respect.– David Robinson and Kayt Robinson, Pacific ways …

Ellipsis

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Ellipsis = three dots (…) Also see: Typing awareness indicator QuotesIn my case — in the particularly high-stakes conversation at hand — it was the bubble that popped up to indicate typing, then disappeared to show he had stopped. Then came back up to show typing, then went away again. …

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 …

Communication Notebook

Photo: Oaxaca Foamboard (Some rights reserved) Now I will do nothing but listen… I hear all sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night.– Walt Whitman, Song of Myself Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove.– …

Refrigerator Magnets

Photo: Ron Mader, Magnets (Some rights reserved) What’s the point of a souvenir? To remind you of a place where you are not. The souvenirs we choose to keep and display to ourselves and our familial worlds receive a place of honor on a shelf of collected knick knack, walls and sometimes the refrigerator. Refrigerator …

Pony Express

Photo: BLM Nevada, 50th Anniversary In 1860 from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before. Today the Pony Express National Historic Trail celebrates this achievement on the 50th anniversary of the trails. Hashtag: #FindYourWay Key Linkshttps://www.nps.gov/poex/index.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/follow-the-trail.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/historyculture/index.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/photosmultimedia/mobile-tours-and-apps.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/poex/planyourvisit/places-to-go.htmhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157667680944016/https://www.facebook.com/PonyExpressNPShttps://twitter.com/NTIRNPS Elsewhere on the [email protected]://www.blm.gov/documents/wyoming/public-room/map/wyoming-historic-trails-map https://nationalponyexpress.orghttps://nationalponyexpress.org/historic-pony-express-trail/monuments-museums/ Embedded Tweets WikipediaPony Express …