Tag Archives: communication

2015’s Linguistic Deep Dive from #MacqWOTY @MacqDictionary

My personal favorite Word of the Year competition? Easily the one with online voting: Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year wisely waits until the start of the following year to assess what gained traction in the previous 12 months. What’s found on the … Continue reading

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Learning to Say Hello

From where I live it seems it’s always tomorrow in Australia and tomorrow – January 26 – is Australia Day. Never quite sure what to make of the narrative and counternarratives: happy colonization meets conscious grief down under. As a non-Australian trying … Continue reading

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Challenges for the World Parks Congress

Sydney, Australia – This week the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park November 12-19. How to evaluate the 2014 World Parks Congress? More than a year ago I developed a series of goals … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Woes

Long story short, a colleague asked if we could write each other’s articles on Wikipedia. I refused and called the practice unethical. Here’s the reply: I have never been accused before of being “unethical”, so this coming from a person … Continue reading

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Happy International Transliteracy Day

September 8 is International Literacy Day! Here’s to developing our literacy and transliteracy skills. Transliteracy? Transliteracy = the ability to read and write using multiple media, including traditional print media, electronic devices and online tools. (Thank you, WordSpy!)

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Tourism and Media: Taking Responsibility

Today I watched the live-streaming coverage of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism and Media Conference live from Marsa Alam, Egypt. Hashtag: #tourismmedia Storify: #tourismmedia Video streaming by Ustream Kudos to the event organizers for making this conference public. I’ve long pestered tourism event … Continue reading

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Have your say on tourism and protected areas

This week I am inviting colleagues to comment on the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, known simply as TAPAS. This year I accepted the invite from Anna Spencely to serve on the TAPAS executive committee and assist with communication. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Announcements, conservation, inspire, tourism, Web 2.0 in Action | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments