Today is OneWebDay, the day for all of us to celebrate the wonders of the internet and the capabilities that it has brought for us, our communities, and our society.
One Web. One World. One Wish.
OneWebDay was originally a gleam in the eye of Susan Crawford, but many many people have worked hard to make it come together. Events are happening around the world, with addresses by the Lord Mayor of London, a party in NYC Bryant Park, events in Vienna, Naples, and too many places for me to talk about.
Here’s what Susan has to say:
Weâ€™re here because the internet has changed our lives. Weâ€™re here because the potential of the web to help people solve problems together, play together and work together online is overwhelming. Weâ€™re here because weâ€™re really proud of Wikipedia and craigslist and OhmyNews.
Do your part today, do something fun on the internet. Go celebrate the web and upload a picture to webshots.com with tag onewebday (they’ll be combined into a giant collage). Go review the wikipedia in areas where you have expertise and add to the body of human knowledge. Take that step and finally stop being a lurker on slashdot, create an account and write a comment. Make a paypal donation to a cause you care about. Update your profile on your favorite dating site ;-). Go do random acts of kindness on WoW or SecondLife. Be part of it all, the web is as much yours as it is anyones!