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Relaunch of OneWebDay Website

We’ve long been supporters of OneWebDay, and were even invited by Susan Crawford, its founder, to talk at the first couple of OWD events a few years ago. If you want to help organize the excellent OWD in NYC, help out at http://my.onewebday.org/group/owdnyc.

Friends of OneWebDay,

Today, we are announcing our new Web site, our new social network for OWD organizers – my.OneWebDay.org, and our 2009 theme: “One Web. For All.”

Check out the first blog post from our new Executive Director, Nathaniel James: http://onewebday.org/2009/06/29/onewebday-2009-the-big-what-if%E2%80%A6/

I hope you can act soon to help us build early momentum! If you plan to support or organize for OneWebDay, there are 2 steps you can take right now. All told, these actions should take about 10-20 minutes.

  1. Be amongst the first members to sign up for my.OneWebDay.org, our new social network and collaboration platform for participating organizations and volunteer organizers. Here are some things you can do immediately:
    • Upload a picture for your profile. Let’s set a precedent for new members. It looks so much more lively and inviting when you can actually see the people in the community.
    • Start a group: If you plan to help out at the local level, start a group for your local team. We already have the OWD NYC group started. Consider naming your local group something short and snappy (SEA OWD for Seattle, DC OWD for Washington, DC, etc). For some, it will make sense to start a group on my.OneWebDay for your organization if you want to recruit your members to a hub to share your organization’s plans for OneWebDay. One exciting feature: local OWD Teams will be mapped. Don’t forget to add a picture for your group, too.
  2. For those who represent organizations: please let us know if we can add you to our list of Participating Organizations. Please let me know specifically how you would like to be listed, and I will pass that information to Nathan. Later on, we will shoot to post logos if you would like your logo to show as your link on that page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. OneWebDay is powered by your ideas, your energy, and your action. Thank you so much for your early involvement and support in OWD09!

OneWebDay Tech Demos

Where: NYU’s Courant Institute (251 Mercer, corner West 4th).
When: 7-9pm, Saturday Sept. 20
What: This free public event will be run in the style of the New York Tech Meetup: 4 to 6 short demos, 5 to 10 minutes each, with time for mingling afterwards. We will showcase applications that:

  • Are cutting edge
  • Fit this year’s theme of online participation in democracy
  • Are fully developed and ready for use.

Details: http://www.onewebday.org/base/index.php/2008_Tech_Demos_Planning

OneWebDay Educational Workshops

Where: NYU’s Courant Institute (251 Mercer, corner West 4th)
When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2-4pm
What: A series of free public educational workshops, running in three parallel sessions.

2:00 – 2:30

Mike Verilli on Wikipedia; TheLampNYC.org on media literacy; Grassroots.org on easy website building for nonprofits

2:40 – 3:10

Dean Jansen on The Open Video Project; Mike Meyers on citizen journalism; Kevin Lee on search engine marketing for non-profits

3:20 – 3:50

Fred Benenson on Creative Commons; NYCwireless on flashing a router; Charles Lenchner from Democracy in Action on tools for organizers

OneWebDay Seniors Rally

Where: Steps of City Hall
When: 11am, Monday, Sept. 22
What: Seniors Rally at City Hall for Digital Inclusion.

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is organizing seniors to come to city hall and call on the city to address the digital divide and help seniors have access to the Internet and technology. For inquiries or to get involved, email volunteer@onewebday.org.