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One Web Day

One Web Day was organized by Susan Crawford to celebrate the Internet and promote free and open global communication. The first took place last year and the next will be celebrated this coming Saturday, September 22nd.

Check how the Web has impacted the lives of people this century and make a film, post your testimonial:

+ how the web has changed your life

+ how you’d like the web to change the world in the future

+ highlights of what you’ve seen online the day you make the video

+ your favorite online event ever

+ something you’ve done online with other people in other countries

What threatens it and how can YOU help protect it?

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The power of images

Talented documentary maker Jehane Noujaim , who was awarded the 2006 TED prize, speaks of her wish to use the power of images to make people better understand our common humanity, help them “see themselves in others” and accept diversity.

She is taking the steps to make it happen together with a team of other creative visionaires. On May 10th 2008, they are organizing Pangea Day, a 4-hour event to be video-conferenced live to the whole world from New York, London, Rio, Dharamsala, Cairo, Jerusalem and Kigali.

You are invited to participate and contribute with a 5-minute snippet. This short trailer is just an example of what can be done and you can find more information on how to join on the Pangea Day website.

Do you think that people have the power to enact change in our world through images and films?

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A Ball on the Piazza in Venice


Venice Sim

Originally uploaded by beewebhead.

On Friday afternoon, after attending the campfire at Boracay, Xon messaged me in Second Life saying he was writing a report on a new sim to be opened that night: Venice Island. He invited me to join by sending me the landmark and announced there would be a maskerade ball in the evening to launch the event.

It would not be possible for me to attend it because I was leaving to the countryside that weekend, so I invited Stephen from NZ (who happened to have stayed with me, chatting at Boracay) to explore the island in the afternoon. We found a gondola, sat down and Stephen took the oars and steered the boat along the canals. Lots of quaint little shops and artsy galleries and spaces to rent.

On Sunday evening, I logged in again to find a number of residents and promotes organizing a Renaissance ball. Melody very kindly offered me this beautiful blue ball gown and off I went swirling along only stopping for a moment to have a lime gelatto.

Great open space and atmosphere.

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Teach my children French

Anne Fox on 43Things wishes she could teach her children French. I have done it and it was worth it.

French is not my mother tongue. As a matter of fact, not even my second language but my 4th. However, I decided to bring up and educate my children in French because my husband speaks it and because they would learn Portuguese (we live in Brazil) anyway.

I must say it was not easy at the beginning because my knowledge of written French was restricted to what I read in books and newspapers and my oral practice was with adult friends. I had no vocabulary for children who are growing up, asking questions about the nature of things and specific household objects.

I bought books with stories for children, which I read for them every night. I bought tapes and films, which we listened to and finally I sent them to the bilingual school where I presently work.

Today they speak 4 languages fluently: Portuguese, French, English and Spanish.

The more languages you learn when you are young, the easier it becomes to understand and learn others.

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A true nature’s child

I’ve been working too hard. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Although I cannot complain about what I have been doing because I really enjoy it, I need some rest from my routine. Need some real action out there, take the world in a love embrace. Need to hit the open road, get seriously lost and travel for some time without a set destination, without a goal, either on a 4×4 tout terrain or a nice motorcycle. Maybe I should change my looks as well. Radical change. How do you fancy this style? Born to be wild 🙂

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