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NYC LOCAL: Saturday 22 September 2007 One Web Day: Noon Classes, 3:00 pm

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Saturday 22 September 2007 One Web Day: Noon Classes, 3:00 pm Gathering in Washington Square Park, and Evening Party
Date: 19 Sep 2007 12:12:51 -0400

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 Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 16:22:04 -0400
 From: WWWhatsup <>
 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 and a Rocketboom
 interview about OneWebDay 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 ). 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 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
 and events.

 If readers would like to stage an offline OneWebDay event, let us
 know at what you're thinking of, and we'll make
 sure there's a wiki page for you on to help your

 *Online,* we're encouraging people to make their own short videos and post
  them on or youtube or tagged onewebday2007.
  Suggested topics:

 + 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,; 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 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.

 Time: 10pm

 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.

              WWWhatsup NYC -

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