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NYC LOCAL: Saturday 22 September 2007 One Web Day: Noon Classes, 3:00 pm
NYC LOCAL: Saturday 22 September 2007 One Web Day: Noon Classes, 3:00 pm Gathering in Washington Square Park, and Evening Party
19 Sep 2007 12:12:51 -0400
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Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 16:22:04 -0400
To: address@hidden, address@hidden
From: WWWhatsup <address@hidden>
Subject: [Discuss] OneWebDay, Sept. 22 - next Saturday
OneWebDay, Sept. 22, is an Earth Day for the internet.
Here's a very short overview video that will give you the idea
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3DtwDyBfjUXv8 and a Rocketboom
interview about OneWebDay
http://www.rocketboom.com/vlog/rb_07_aug_20/flash. The first
OneWebDay took place in 2006.
It's easy to take the web for granted. But it's worth taking a
moment to reflect on what the web could mean to humankind in the
future. That's the purpose of OneWebDay, held each September 22.
There are substantial threats to the free flow of information
online, all over the world. Many governments censor online
content. (see http://opennet.net ). Many people in developing
nations can't get online at all. We need to ensure that the
internet used by future generations will be open and empowering;
access to the internet is central to the future of humanity.
The idea behind OneWebDay is to encourage people to think of
themselves as responsible for the internet, and to take good and
visible actions on Sept. 22 that (1) celebrate the positive
impact of the internet on the world and (2) shed light on the
problems of access and information flow.
OneWebDay is a global, decentralized event. We're encouraging
people around the world to meet up on Sept. 22 to talk about how
the web could change lives around the world in the future. We're
aiming for at least fifty of these events, and thanks to the
Internet Society and others we've already heard from Poland,
Italy, Colombia, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Kenya, Syria, Iraq,
Egypt, Belgium, Ethiopia, Tunisia, and other countries. In the
US, there will be events in Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, and New
Click on http://www.onewebday.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page page
to see these events.
These events can range from sponsoring a teaching event (how to
edit a wiki, how to post a photo online etc) to helping a school
or town set up internet connections, to having a panel of
speakers talk about the ways the world has been/will be changed
by the internet. We're working with the Internet Society and the
Internet Archive to encourage these offline events, but anyone
not affiliated with these groups is more than welcome to get
involved. In the US, the American Libraries Association, the
Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Democracy & Technology
and other groups are working on OneWebDay-related announcements
If readers would like to stage an offline OneWebDay event, let us
know at address@hidden what you're thinking of, and we'll make
sure there's a wiki page for you on onewebday.org to help your
*Online,* we're encouraging people to make their own short videos and post
them on blip.tv or youtube or dotsub.com tagged onewebday2007.
+ how the web has changed your life
+ how you'd like the web to change the world in the future
+ highlights of what you've seen online the day you make the video
+ your favorite online event ever
+ something you've done online with other people in other countries
The internet is made of people, not just machines. It's up to us to
protect it. We can use OneWebDay around the world to raise awareness of the
threats to the internet - including censorship, inadequate access,
control of various kinds - and to celebrate the positive impact of the
internet on human lives.
Specifics for NY:
New York City, 3-4pm, Washington Square Park Speakers to include
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Andrew Baron, founder of
Rocketboom; Dana Spiegel, NYCWireless; Birju Pandya,
charityfocus.org; Lauren Klein, One Laptop Per Child.
Rain Location: For Your Imagination, 22 West 27th Street, 6th
Floor, New York, NY 10001
Sept. 22, Noon to 2:30pm, free public classes in honor of
OneWebDay at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, 721
Broadway, 4th Floor (cross-street Waverly Place), *must rsvp at
address@hidden to attend.*
Subjects to include:
-how to build a router antenna and turn your home into a neighborhood
-how to live stream video online
-how to set up a blog and podcast
-all about Creative Commons
Plus, the iCommons/OneWebDay Party: part of 50 Great Parties
Around the World.
Date: Sept. 22
Place: For Your Imagination, 22 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, New
York, NY 10001
Who should attend: Anyone who likes the internet and its
transformative effect on human lives
Why you should attend: The internet is under threat around the
world, and it's up to us to celebrate and protect it.
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Distributed poC TINC:
Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
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