Tuesday, August 7, 2012

UPDATED: Visit World Wide WEB 20 years ago -- Help keep it free

Connie's note: I just found this interesting update referring to the many languages involved in this movement - GO here

Sir Tim Berners-Lee -- the father of the web -- who is the reason you’re reading this story in a web browser, complete with hypertext here.

On this day 7 August in 1991 the World Wide Web becomes publicly available on the Internet for the first time. VISIT the very first WEB Page from 20 years ago 7 AUGUST here See foot notes *** and share your additional links by comment plz.

Then help keep the World Wide Web FREE and OPEN as the father of the web intended:
SIGN The DECLARATION of INTERNET FREEDOM with your group (find 63 translations here!)
CLICK here

Or sign on as an individual with freepress.net GO to a great page with names from all over the world here or get more info and sign in real fast and simple here


We believe that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. To keep the Internet free and open, we call on communities, industries and countries to recognize these principles. We believe that they will help to bring about more creativity, more innovation and more open societies.

We are joining an international movement to defend our freedoms because we believe that they are worth fighting for.

Let’s discuss these principles — agree or disagree with them, debate them, translate them, make them your own and broaden the discussion with your community — as only the Internet can make possible.

Join us in keeping the Internet free and open.


We stand for a free and open Internet.

We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy and the establishment of five basic principles:

Expression: Don't censor the Internet.

Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.

Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.

Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions.

Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used

Now here's the declaration in URDU -- one of 63 languages which are translated by the Global Voices — Lingua Project.


ہم یقین رکھتے ہیں کے آزاد اور خودمختار انٹرنیٹ سے ایک بہتر دنیا وجود میں آئے گی. انٹرنیٹ کو آزاد رکھنے کے لئے ہم دعوت دیتے ہیں ایسے تمام اداروں، ممالک اور صنعتوں کو جو ہمارے اصولوں پر اعتبار رکھتے ہوں. ہمارا یہ بھی ماننا ہے کہ ان اقدامات سے معاشرے میں آزادی، نئے خیالات کی تخلیق ، اور تجدید فکر کو راہیں ہموار کرنے میں مدد ملے گی۔

ہم آزادی کی اس بین الاقوامی تحریک میں اس لیے شامل ہیں کیونکہ ہمارے خیال میں یہ جنگ لڑنا ضروری ہے۔۔

آئیں ہم ان اصولوں پر بات کریں جاری رکھتے ہیں - چاہے آپ اختلاف کریں یا اتفاق ، ان اصولوں پر بحث کریں، ترجمہ کریں، ان کو اپنا بنائیں، اور اپنے سماج میں اس کو عام کریں۔

انٹرنیٹ کو آزاد رکھنے میں ہمارا ساتھ دیجیے۔


ہم ایک آزادی انٹرنیٹ کے طرف دار ہیں۔

ہم شراکتی اور شفاف عمل کے ذریعے انٹرنیٹ پالیسی بنانے کی اور مندرجہ ذیل پانچ بنیادی اصولوں کی حمایت کرتے ہیں:
اظہارِ رائے: انٹرنیٹ پر پابندی نہ لگائیں۔
رسائی: انٹرنیٹ کی تیز اور سستی رسائی سب کیلئے مکمن بنائیں
آزادی: انٹرنیٹ پر تعلق بنانے، اطلاعات کی رسائی، لکھنے، پڑھنے، دیکھنے، بولنے، سننے، علم حاصل کرنے، تخلیق کرنے اور نئے خیالات پیدا کرنے کی آزادی سب کے لیے یکساں ہونی چاہیے۔
تجدید فکر: بلا اجازت نئے خیالات تخلیق کرنے کی آزادی ہونی چاہیے۔ نئی ٹیکنالوجی پر پابندی لگانے کی کوئی ضرورت نہیں، اور اگر کوئی انٹرنیٹ صارف موجد کی تخلیق کا غلط استعمال کرے تو اس کی سزا موجد کو نہ دو۔
پرائیویسی: پرائیویسی کا خیال رکھو اور لوگوں کو اپنی ذاتی معلومات کنٹرول کرنے کا مکمل اختیار دو۔

Have a question about this above translation or any other? Send an email to declaration@freepress.net

Last week Global Voices launched a "translathon" -- a 24-hour marathon in which people translated the Declaration into as many languages as possible. The event beautifully illustrated how the Declaration's five principles have resonated with Internet users around the world. Before the translathon even began, the Global Voices team had collaborated to translate the Declaration into 28 languages, including Aymara, Catalan, Malagasy and Swahili. But by the end of the daylong translathon, the Declaration had been translated 35 more times, for a total of 63 translations.

Josh Levy, Free Press

This is an exciting, valuable international movement. Plz join the growing democratic crowd...

Plz don't leave without signing! The DECLARATION of INTERNET FREEDOM
CLICK here

Photo Credit above Tony Scarpetta "Wired"

*** Here are some more links as well as information sites for the World Wide Web
(Perhaps you are taking a computer or World Wide Web class? Maybe you'll be willing to share some of this with your fellow students and teachers? Especially the Declaration?)

info.cern here

Although we can do without the "shots around the world" :) this short article at
Atlantic online has some links not showing up elsewhere here

WORLD WIDE WEB 2013 here


And here's a long history at Wikipedia here


CN said...

See the piece posted by Huff Post:


CN said...

A keep law free (internationally) effort:

Expensive but perhaps worth it to a lawyer or writer in this field -- (in a gorgeous part of the US)


CN said...

Pros and Cons of the internet Then and Now (as taught to students in 1996)


I would say from experience and observation that the addictions concern for internet and watching youth with their smart phones is still very much a concern.

CN said...

Two more items with historical notes and more on this topic: