Remember celebrating OneWebDay in September? Did you celebrate? I thought Sellsius° Blogs Marathon was in honor of OneWebDay. The Blog Marathon ...where the Sellsius° Bloggers did 50 blog entries in a day..
"I don't know if Sellsius° Blog's Blogging Marathon was to celebrate OneWebDay but any blog posting fifty blog entries on the same day as the first OneWebDay is promoting using the web. A blogging marathon is certainly a celebration of life online....
Sellsius° fify blog entries posted September 22, 2006 cover a lot of ground. Real estate and otherwise."
Joseph Ferrera of Sellsius° Blog commented:
Sep. 24, 2006 - re: OneWebDay Columbus 9-22-06
Posted by jf.sellsius (126.96.36.199)
It was a happy coincidence that we did 50 posts on OneWebDay. Blogging is a great way to celebrate the day.
Newsweek has a column about the first One Web Day, September 22, 2006 in The Technologist by Steven Levy.
"Celebrating a Web That's Free - For Now."
The founder of One Web Day, Susan Crawford of The Cardozo Law School conciously steered attention from the 'dark' topic of the future of the web. Instead the first OneWebDay was supposed to be like Earth Day.
Levy wrote in part: "the principle of "Net neutrality. It's a snoozeworthy term..."
"Though some lawmakers are interested in writing legislation to preserve Net neutrality, in the Senate the effort failed. A key opponent is Ted Stevens (Republican of Alaska), who heads the Commerce Committee. "[Legislating] Net neutrality is unnecessary government regulation," says Stevens via e-mail, "and is an attempt to shift the high cost of innovations from large companies to everyday Americans who log onto the Web." Stevens's committee is touting a survey that claims that consumers don't care about neutrality—but the respondents to the survey weren't told what neutrality meant, or that it is the current standard. Nor were they asked to consider what would happen if nonprofits, activists, start-ups and citizen journalists lost their audiences because they were stuck in a digital traffic jam—while the big guys paid their way out of it by fattening the wallets of companies like Verizon, which funded the survey."
Myself and another e-PRO REALTOR® tried to start a discussion of Net Neutrality on e-PROTalk... probably shortly after another Steven Levy 'TheTechnologist" column about Net Neutrality ... a few months ago... This other e-PRO and I ended up emailing offlist about how confusing the issue is... like election issues with double negatives... we traded some info back and forth about the issue when we could not get anyone else to talk about it...so I won't be offended if you've already nodded off...
Levy wrote in the current Newsweek's 'TheTechnologist' column. "OneWebDay is a great idea, but why not use it to address this threat to the Net's freedom? Can I suggest a theme song for next year's party? It's that Joni Mitchell tune where she sings, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone."
Yesterday Maureen Francis was asking about using video's in our business... could we use video if we were in the slow lane congested with traffic? Craig Newmark of Craigslist can't afford the web the web to change can you?