Monthly Archives: March 2011

What to drink in Oaxaca: Chilacayote

Oaxaca, Mexico – chilacayote is a local beverage made from the chilacayote squash (who’d have guessed?) and sweetened with honey, cinnamon and brown sugar. The end result – something tasty that can be drunk with a spoon. Mmmm! Related: Food, … Continue reading

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Buzzword Bingo: Earth Hour

This afternoon I am adding ‘Earth Hour’ to Buzzword Bingo and turning off for a spell. It’s always good to talk to the neighbors! Earth Hour – Global event held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and … Continue reading

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Buzzword Bingo: Level Playing Field

Level playing field – a concept about fairness, not that each player has an equal chance to succeed, but that they all play by the same set of rules. A metaphorical playing field is said to be level if no … Continue reading

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march 21 @ oaxaca de juárez

Yesterday in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico there was a symbolic tree planting at the Antigua Estación del Ferrocarril (Old Train Station) celebrating the March 21 birthday of Benito Juárez. Kudos to everyone involved and viva slow adventures!

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Community-based tourism in the Mundo Maya

Travel writer and guidebook author Joshua Berman asks: “I’m looking for a list of interesting community-based tourism opportunities in Maya communities of Chiapas, Campeche, and Yucatan area — know of any well known homestay programs? Community tour guides? Anyone the … Continue reading

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gameification

Buzzword Bingo continues! Gameification = The idea of turning an otherwise mundane process into a game, to give people more of an incentive to do it The last decade was social. The next decade is the gaming. – Seth Priebatsch, … Continue reading

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sonora wiki

Ever wonder how a wiki works? Reynaldo Nava and I discuss the development of the Sonora Wiki during the current Web 2.0 Workshop.

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Geolocation, Geolocation, Geolocation

Geolocation = Technological process of determining the real geographical location of an Internet user Grab your smart phone. Travel (and travel writing) will never be the same.

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Sonora Slideshow on Flickr

My Web 2.0 Workshop begins anew this week and we review tips on making slideshows using Flickr. Here’s Reynaldo’s example from Sonora:

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Business as usual

How do you define business as usual? ‘ Wiki buzz wordbingo To transition from ‘business as usual’ is a matter of choice. With the right vision, planning, preparation and collaboration around ideas that provide genuine win-win-win outcomes, we all benefit, … Continue reading

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