Today is the first edition of OneWebDay, a celebration of communities created through the Web. This event was originally started by Susan Crawford, a professor at the Cardozo School of Law. It is somehow similar to BlogDay which takes place on August 31st and was started in 2005.
Personally, I participate monthly in Wine Blogging Wednesday which brings people from around the world to write on the topic of wine. For the 25th edition this month we wrote about Champagne.
This Wine event was started in September 2004 by Lenn Thompson of LennDevours in Long Island (New York).
My online community spans the Globe for ideas, inspiration, technical advice, photos, readers and more since I started writing 'Serge the Concierge' in March 2005. The person who somehow gave birth to this blog by baptizing me 'Serge the Concierge' is Debbie Galant of Baristanet fame.
Since I will not be able to attend the nearest event in New York City with Craig Newmark of Craigslist, my contribution to OneWebDay will be a List of 5 Sites I recommend you visit.
1) For its wonderful recipes and Food Photos: La Tartine Gourmande by Beatrice a French Expat like me based in Boston, Massachusetts.
2) My window into Japan, Design and More: Tokyo based Online Magazine PingMag.
3) For technical advice and common sense: Rachel Cunliffe of Cre8d Design , web and blog designer extraordinaire. She lives in New Zealand.
4) He started a movement, Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo shares snapshots of daily life in his hometown and inspired a 100 other people around the world to do the same.
I hope you get something out of these varied sources.
Thanks to Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine for bringing this event to my attention.
Happy One Web Day 2006