One Web Day
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.
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.""
Find out more - Clips from 2006
Susan Crawford on Rocketboom - 2007
Joanne Colan interviews Susan Crawford about One Web Day.
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
One Web Day Links
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.