What is One Web Day about?
Here is a quick snippet from their website about it.
OneWebDay is one day a year when we all – everyone around the physical globe – can celebrate the Web and what it means to us as individuals, organizations, and communities.
As with Earth Day – an inspiration and model for OneWebDay – it’s up to the celebrants to decide how to celebrate. We encourage all celebrations! Collaboration, connection, creativity, freedom.
By the end of the day, the Web should be just a little bit better than it was before, and we’ll be able to see our connection to it more clearly.
OneWebDay is September 22 every year, starting in 2006.
So this year will be the second celebration of One Web Day. You can also check out there promo video here.
The Wikipedia entry briefly describes the beginnings of One Web Day and touches on the problem that the scheduling of the day on 22nd of September means it risks taking place during the Jewish High holidays of Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur.
After a quick search for what other people are saying about One Web Day, I found out that Blog Day happened a while back on the 31st of August. Doh! We missed that one. The idea for Blog Day is that every blogger post a recommendation of 5 new blogs they read and thus allowing blog readers to discover new blogs and have them all interconnected.
Back to regular transmission, What can you do to support One Web Day?
- There are no offline events currently happening in South Africa, but you can check out the OneWebDay 2007 Google Map to see the events that will be taking place around the world.
- Spread the Word
- Tell your story
- Help Someone Else
- Check out the One Web Day Action Page
So here’s the question. What are the top 10 amazing ways the web has changed the world?
How has the web has changed your world and how would you’d like to see the web change the world in the future? I’ll try to answer those questions myself this 22nd September, so stay tuned.