How should we celebrate One Web Day?
August 28, 2009 § 11 Comments
As Mitchell argued recently, the web is a precious public resource. It’s a resource worth protecting and improving. This is what Mozilla is about. It’s also a resource worth celebrating. Which is where One Web Day comes in.
Billed as ‘Earth Day for the Web’, One Web Day is about celebrating the awesomeness that is the web. At the most basic level, it’s asking people to take five minutes to raise their (virtual) hands to say ‘I love the web’. This is a simple idea, and also a very important one if want more people to think about the web as a public resource.
I’ve been asking people recently: What’s one simple thing the Mozilla community could do to make a massive and wonderful noise on One Web Day? Ideas so far:
- Ask people to donate their Twitter and Facebook status, saying something like: “I love the open web! Support One Web Day.”
- Do a massive number of Internet Health Audits, replacing copies of IE6 and old Flash plug-ins en masse.
- Help raise funds to support One Web Day activities. (We’ve already started doing this, but could be louder about it.)
- Talk about the open web and Mozilla technologies at local One Web Day events, or simply show up at a local event.
- Simply ask people to click a button that says: I pledge my support for the open web and One Web Day.
Which of these ideas resonate most for you? And, what else do you think the Mozilla community could do on One Web Day? It feels like there have to be more ideas than just the ones above. It would be great if we could find at least one that was super simple and potentially viral.