My book – and disorganization, amplified – put me behind with all kinds of things, among them promoting One Web Day, which comes Monday with lots of events the world around. It’s more important than ever for us, the people, to claim ownership of the internet and to protect it and to promote it.
Imagine if we spent the half-trillion dollars we’re using to bail out mortgage fools and thieves on spreading broadband everywhere in the country. Which would help the economy and the next generation more? Naw, that’s too easy.
One Web Day, dedicated to celebrating our online life (and keeping it ours), is this Friday. Here’s a list of in-person events around the world. In New York: “Craig Newmark of craigslist fame; Scott Heiferman, co-founder of Meetup and Fotolog; Gale Brewer, NYC City Council member; and Drew Schutte, publisher, Wired magazine, will talk about how the Internet is changing people’s lives every day. The event, sponsored by Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Union Square Ventures, DFJGotham and Cardozo Law School, will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, Noon to 2 p.m. ET, at The Battery, near Castle Clinton, in the park at the southern tip of Manhattan.”
I haven’t linked to One Web Day, whose mission is to create, maintain, advance, and promote a global day to celebrate online life on Sept. 22. There are lots of updates with new people and organizations signing on daily. And Sept. 22 is nearly upon us. So here’s the link.