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Oaxaca Celebrates Radish Night

by Ron Mader

Gabino Cué, Noche de Rábanos, Oaxaca

Oaxaca – It’s good to have a governor who appreciates Flickr and the spectacle that is Radish Night!


Web 2.0
— the second generation of web-based services that emphasize user generated content, online collaboration and sharing among users — is increasingly being used by Mexican leaders in political, business and social circles AND by travelers seeking information that provides depth to mainstream coverage. In 2011 we’ll explore more of the specific applications in addition to the Mexico Now workshops in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and the Responsible Tourism Fair in Oaxaca.

Recommended listening: an audio tour of the Oaxaca zócalo on Radish Morning.

#MexicoMonday: Viva Web 2.0!

by Ron Mader

It’s Mexico Monday!

How to update the Mexico Guide on Planeta.com? Get more feedback from locals and visitors, particularly via photo sharing on Flickr, videos on YouTube, bookmarks on Delicious and posting news on Twitter. It’s all about using Web 2.0 to connect locals and visitors. Here are some practical tips.

On Delicious — http://delicious.com — here are some of my favorite bookmarks for DF and Mexico. It’s easy to create your own account and add me to your network. This is an easy way to skim favorite sites and news stories.

On Flickr — http://www.flickr.com — check out the following groups:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/arbolesdeoaxaca
http://www.flickr.com/groups/laciudadmashermosa
http://www.flickr.com/groups/mexicanpalette

On YouTube — http://www.youtube.com — are lessons on saying ‘good morning’ in Mixe and a classic trio interpretation of El Trio.

On Twitter — http://twitter.com — just add ‘#mexicomonday’ to your tweet which others can search or see on Visible Tweets.

mexico 2.010

Mexico 2.0 09

by Ron Mader

In the next three months Planeta.com is making a major revision to the Mexico features online our website. We’ll be adding a number of links to Web 2.0 resources and assisting local tour operators, indigenous artesanos and government officials to make most of the Web.

This year Mexico hosts the World Environment Day (June 5) as a way of celebrating environmental awareness around the world. Planeta.com will celebrate the holiday by presenting our annual Colibri Ecotourism Award.

Updates on Planeta.com include features on parks and protected areas, local sports, traditional markets and options for eco travelers. Highlights will include indigenous tourism options throughout the country.