In 2006, I approached Helen Milner, CEO of UK Online, with an idea I had been trying to find a home for, for over five years but had seemingly been defeated by endless Secretary of States of the "Good project but why not find the funding elsewhere?" mentality, the BBC and Ofcom. She loved it and we set about finding a date in 2007 and looking at what it would entail. One Digital Day for the Nation was repeated in 2008, 2009 and 2010 but this year it is much more ambitious and will be a whole week.
Get Online Week / Give an Hour
Don?t forget at the end of this month it?s UK online centres? Get Online Week
(30 October ? 6 November) and Race Online 2012?s Give an Hour campaign. With the
clocks going back on Sunday 30 October, these initiatives are all about
encouraging everyone across the UK to use their spare hour by helping others to
get online, see http://raceonline2012.org/giveanhour
There is still plenty of time to run a Get Online Week event or link up with
your local UK online centre or other local event holder. Call 0800 77 1234 or
for the essential event toolkit and to
find out more.
Alternatively if you know someone who?s not online, why not seek out your local
Get Online Week event on their behalf, there are over 1,500 to choose from, and
encourage them to go along. You never know, one hour could be all it takes to
change their world.