Twitter

Logo In the pantheon of the social web, Twitter – twitter.com – allows users to publish short messages. Twitterers can post their tweets across devices and computers. In 2022 we might be facing Twitter fatigue. The buyout from Elon Musk signals a change of direction – one path with the site slipping into MySpace obsolescence, …

Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to online resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, …

Flickr

Logo We have been big fans of Flickr – flickr.com – the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering social web site offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. Key Linksflickr.comcookie policysubscription information (FAQ) Three words to describe Flickr: Eye candy, Creative Commons-friendly, User-generated Flickr Commons Revitalizationflickr.orgThe Flickr Commons program was launched in …

Australia

Photo: Denisbin, Echuca (Some rights reserved) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and Aotearoa New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Ej3YWDVwaPfjHvBg6 Happening Now: …

City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec (Some rights reserved) Our view: City parks are essential urban infrastructure. We cannot take city parks for granted so Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in …

Facebook

Screenshot Facebook – facebook.com – is an oft controversial social web network in which there is no single ‘home’ page but members / users / viewers / friends see different configurations of posts displayed via algorithms calculated to monetize attention for the company and its advertisers. On the positive side, Facebook shares prompts for the …

What is the social web?

Photo: Ron Mader, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (Some rights reserved) It’s easier than ever to use the social web. This page addresses how to make the most of social media — the platforms, channels, and apps which allow members/users to post, share, rank, share, and often remix user-generated content. Much of this is ostensibly free, though …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Collaboration in Aotearoa New Zealand Travel and Tourism

Posters Join us on an ongoing virtual tour of travel and tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Related to this feature is a Google Doc: Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism —https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YiYNLbBqoMksx3aftECKi4rMdupAmMFe8QL3TaS9lNA/edit — that anyone can edit. Obviously, we’d like people who can be knowledgeable and helpful to participate. Questions What are the most imaginative, creative …

Upgrade

Verbs Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Also see: Level up 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. …