in these days in Italy there is a wide debate concerning the use of social network and internet, because some people think that Internet is causing a new wave of violence.
As I deeply believe in the social value of Internet, I’d like to share with with you some good news published on the Web
First of all … Do you know that there is an international commitee to candidate Internet to the Nobel for peace?
As the Internet for Peace Manifesto says:
“We have finally realized that the Internet is much more than a network of computers. It is an endless web of people. Men and women from every corner of the globe are connecting to one another, thanks to the biggest social interface ever known to humanity.
Digital culture has laid the foundations for a new kind of society.
And this society is advancing dialogue, debate and consensus through communication. Because democracy has always flourished where there is openness, acceptance, discussion and participation. And contact with others has always been the most effective antidote against hatred and conflict.
That’s why the Internet is a tool for peace.
That’s why anyone who uses it can sow the seeds of non-violence.
And that’s why the next Nobel Peace Prize should go to the Net.
A Nobel for each and every one of us. “
I looked for some good news and/or projects in the Web in order to support this idea.
Shoot for Change – S4C: it’s a group composed by professional and no-progfessional photographers, reporters, journalists whose aim is giving “our eyes and lens to those who cannot afford to have their voices heard or their colors seen. Neutrally. Impartially. Professionally.” It’s a mix of charity projects, best practices, experiences on social issues. In few months they were able to create a new ‘web’ of people, initiatives, work. Visit their sites (Italy and US) and you”ll be involved by the energy and consciousness of S4C!!!
Natale solidale (Christmas charity): it’s an Italian blog. Instead of wasting money in useless presents, the blogger invites people, friends, families to donate doing something useful. In this blog, you can find suggestions about different charity projects, regarding children, environment, animals, etc … So if you’re looking for a present that really represents Christmas feelings, you are in the ‘right’ place to find it!
Last but not the least … another Italian small but serious organization: SHARE! For the second year they are supporti a project in Kigali, Rwanda to guarantee to a hundred children a rich in protein meal at least once a week.
These are just few examples I found and wanted to share with you. The Web is a great and important resource for all of us … we’ll talk about again … next year.
I wish you a serene holiday and happy New Year