Happy One Web Day! I <3 web wave rolling.

Mary Colvig

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Mark Surman’s thoughts on OneWebDay 2009 and why the Web matters.  Check out his original post here.

I woke up this morning to a feed reader full of I <3 the web photos from India. Got to the office: a bunch more from Europe. And a video from Toronto. Today is OneWebDay. And, slowly, a wave of celebration for the web is rolling around the world.

Why take the time to say ‘I love the web’? My reason: I believe it is worth stopping to remember that the web is not only a huge source of creativity, innovation and wonder, but it’s also something all of us help create everyday. The web may feel like oxygen, just there all the time. But it is oxygen that we all help to make. OneWebDay is about taking a moment once a year celebrate the (better and open) web we’re all creating.

It’ll be interesting to see if the I <3 the web poster wave builds. You can join in by posting a photo or changing your twitter, identi.ca or facebook icon. In the meantime, I want call out a few of the many awesome contributions so far …

Yale Students for Free Culture start the wave during Service Week.

Yale Students for Free Culture start the wave during Moz Service Week.

Huge, localized poster at Software Freedom Day in Nepal

Huge, localized poster at Software Freedom Day in Nepal

Many people decide to keep it digital.

Many people decide to keep it digital.

The e-poster shows up in Times Square …

The e-poster shows up in Times Square ...

… and even to Second Life.

... and even to Second Life.

Finally: seems like this fox loves the web.

Finally: seems like this fox love the web.

Happy OneWebDay all. And make sure to join the wave by posting a photo or changing your twitter, identi.ca or facebook icon. Love the web. Share the love.

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