Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Friday September 22 marks the inaugural OneWebDay. According to the event organizer, "If you can't imagine life without the Web, you should celebrate OneWebDay, because it really has changed everything."

Susan Crawford, OneWebDay organizer, envisions holding worldwide celebrations similar to Earth Day events. This year's events will be concentrated in Boston and New York and in other cities across the United States and around the world.

The Boston event will feature the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee. The New York City event will feature Craig's List founder, Craig Newmark.

Organizers are encouraging people to do the following:
  • upload videos for viewing on Dabble.com
  • post photos to Flickr for a giant online collage (see FAQ for details)
  • blog about what they are doing to mark the occasion and explain how the Web has changed their lives (see FAQ for details)
If you live in the greater Boston area and want to have lunch in Cambridge with the man who made the Web possible, then access the OneWebDay wiki for details. Lunch includes free pizza and beer.

Update from the Boston event coordinator:

PLEASE NOTE: Tim Berners-Lee will NOT be in attendance; we'll be recording a short video with our thanks to share with him online.

Note: Access a review of the day's activities at TechWeb.