16/12/2010 in slumtourism.net
It is now easier to post items yourself on Slumtourism.net. If you have reflection on slum tourism that you want to share, know of an upcoming event, have recently published a journal article, have a discussion question, etc. you can post it yourself.
When logged in, simply go to the toolbar on the right side of the homepage and click on “New Blog Post”. You can click on the picture on the righthand side see where this option will appear. Remember that it will only show after you have been logged in.
This will take you to the to main editing screen (see below). Here you can edit your post using the html editor. When you are done, you can publish it using the “Submit for review” button on the right (visible in the red box on the picture below). Your post will now be send for review to prevent spam and published soon. Should you want to, you can choose to add tags and/or place your article in a category. However this is not required to post. Good luck posting. If this is still too much you can of course also send your posts to email@example.com, or simply comment on the existing posts!
13/12/2010 in Destination Slum, slumtourism.net
The Slum Tourism Network was launched at Destination Slum! on 10 December 2010. Its aims are to bring together academics and practitioners. We hope that the network will be successful and many will contribute.
13/10/2010 in slumtourism.net
Slumtourism.net is slowly growing as a network for people that deal with tourism in the slums. This is great as it increasingly will have the potential to grow into a real resource for those wanting to know more about slum tourism. The recent increase in interest from both academics, practitioners and journalists alike would suggest that there is a need for such a resource. To ensure that the slumtourism.net network can fulfil this role, we are currently rethinking the way this website will work in order to make it more useful, and interactive. Some ideas we are thinking of introducing in the coming months are :
- A database of articles, papers and other information regarding slum tourism
- Reflections on academic articles and slum tourism conferences, starting with Destination Slum this December
- Notes from the field: Articles by invited authors
- The possibility for members of slumtourism.net to write articles regarding their findings -> Update: It is now possible to add your own posts/opinion pieces on Slumtourism.net To do so, go to the top bar and select ‘My Blogs’ – then ‘Slumtourism.net’ – and finally ‘New Post’. Members should now be able to write their own articles (all articles are subject to review by the webmaster to prevent spam).
If all is well, you will see these changes slowly take place over the next few months. There is always room for other and better ideas however, so if you have other ideas or would like to get more actively involved in the slumtourism network, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.