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One Web Day

Updated on September 1, 2013

One Web Day


OneWebDay is September 22nd every year.

9.22.2012 marked the 6th anniversary of this global event started by Susan Crawford. Her inspiration was Earthday, a day to celebrate and inspire appreciation for our planet. OneWebDay is for people throughout the world to celebrate the World Wide Web and how it connects us all.

OneWebDay 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

"The suggested theme for this year's events is to emphasize local content as a way of making the Internet available and useful for our communities. Earlier in the year a joint report of the Internet Society, UNESCO, and the OECD - The Relationship Between Local Content, Internet Development, and Access Prices - revealed just how important local content is to building a connected society.

Mr Markus Kummer from the Internet Society stated, "This study confirms the strong relationship between local content and Internet infrastructure. Keeping the traffic local and building up local content is key for improving access to the Internet. As the volume of local content increases around the world, the Internet becomes more relevant and has a greater impact on improving the lives of local communities.""

- onewebday.org

Find out more - Clips from 2006

Susan Crawford on Rocketboom - 2007

Joanne Colan interviews Susan Crawford about One Web Day.


2008

What can you do?

One way to take part in OWD is to create a video and share it on YouTube, blip or dotSUB. In your video you can explain how the web has changed your life over the past 15 years or talk about your involvement with the web.

If you add a vid to YouTube let me know and I can put in on this lens.

Other ideas include:

Use the hashtag #OneWebDay in a related Tweet

Teach your grandmother to blog

Put your digital pictures online

Make a website for your club, church, or school

Post a tribute to a friend online

Make an entry for your neighborhood in Wikipedia

Start a neighborhood mailing list

Talk to your town about getting free wireless access

Run a website-building workshop

(More ideas can be found here.)

   

   

   

   

   

curated content from Flickr

New York 2007

More information can be found on Wikipedia

This is the introduction...click on the link to be taken to the entry on Wikipedia.

OneWebDay is an annual day of Internet celebration and awareness held on September 22. The stated goal of founder Susan P. Crawford is for OneWebDay to foster and make visible a global constituency that cares about the future of the Internet.

read the rest of the Wikipedia article

OneWebDay 2008

Do you have plans for One Web Day?

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      David Schroeter 

      7 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      A great idea for a movement, and this is a new one for me. This is particularly important with the governments around the world trying to filter the internet. May we have a Count-Down module?~ Blessed ~

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      kab 

      8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      This lens is being featured today on The Squid Calendar!

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      Louis Wery 

      8 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      New to me! Great to learn about One Web Day. I will look forward to celebrating in a couple hundred days...

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      Ellen Brundige 

      9 years ago from California

      It's odd how many holidays cluster around that day. It's the Celtic Mabon, the fall equinox, so it's a major holiday for pagans. It's Frodo's and Bilbo's birthday, which has been a major celebration (in a fun way) for millions of people who find it a convenient excuse to throw a Happy Birbday, Bilbo Baggins birthday party. And now OWD too? I guess there's some dates that just feel resonant to us, even if we've forgotten why (Tolkien hadn't -- all the stuff in LOTR takes place on the Celtic calendar). It's a first harvest holiday, so I guess that works. The web is the first fruits of the 21st century!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      I've learned something new today too. I had never heard of One Web Day. The web (and Squidoo) has saved my sanity over the last couple of months, while I try to recover from a nasty condition. It is a great way to stay in touch with the world when you can't get out much - maybe I will make a video about it some time!

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      julieannbrady 

      10 years ago

      Well, I can honestly say that I've learned something new today by visiting your lens on One Web Day! That happens to be the day after one of my sister's birthday. Cool lens.

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      juliasofia44 

      10 years ago

      Good and Great lens.

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      Karicor 

      10 years ago

      Welcome to the Festivals Around The World Group. What a great idea for a lens! I was completely unaware of this event.

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      Robin S 

      11 years ago from USA

      Happy One Web Day! And thanks for sharing about this. I had no idea!

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      Johann The Dog 

      11 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Oh, thanks for this, Christene! I'll post about it in my blog, fur sure! - Woofs, Johann

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