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I posted a video late last night, so click “older” to take a look at my experience in Toledo, Ohio. I’ll be back either tomorrow night or Monday with new updates. However, today is One Web Day, a day and event to celebrate the web. A fantastic event is taking place in Washington Square Park in Manhattan today at 3 p.m. I cannot support this cause enough. Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia will be speaking as well as Andrew Barron of Rocketboom.com. I was originally asked to start my trip from this event in New York City, but sadly because of scheduling conflicts I had to leave a week earlier.

One Web Day focuses on the idea that we are the creators and controllers of the Internet - it is whatever we choose to make it. So let’s celebrate creativity and togetherness through the connectivity and unification of the web! OneWebDay.org states:

OneWebDay

The Web is worth celebrating.

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.

If you write about OneWebDay or take a picture related to OneWebDay, tag it onewebday and it will show up on this site.

If you’re interested in being part of a project to celebrate the net on OneWebday, go to the ProjectWiki. If you’d like to coordinate a project, let us know and we’ll help find people for you to work with. If you’d like to sponsor a project, by providing computing resources or money, go here and let us know. This site is serving as a clearinghouse for projects, helping to match people to ideas (and ideas to people).

Sample projects include:

Collective art projects (see yourself as a pixel)

Music mashups

Contributing to a slide show of flickr images of people doing the onewebday hand signal

A collection of oral histories — how the web changed my life

How I found my job online

How I found friends online

What the web means to me

How I work online

Teach your grandmother to blog

Teach the mayor to blog

Wire a town, or create a wireless hotspot

Put your digital pictures online.

Make a website for your club, church, school.

Make an entry for your neighborhood in Wikipedia.

Find out the email addresses of your neighbors and start a neighborhood mailing list.

Companies: run a virtual meeting for work-at-home employees.

Employees: teach your boss to IM.

Parents: get your kids to teach you to IM.

Doctors: Set up web-based self-scheduling for patients.

Libraries and schools: Run a website-building workshop.

About OneWebDay, Inc.

OneWebDay, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Really and truly. All donations will be devoted to making this celebration work well globally. To reach us, write to questions@onewebday.org.

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