Fri. Jul 12, 2002
A Proposal: Open Letter to the People of Iran
An Open Letter to the People of Iran – A most excellent idea. A proposal to reach out to the people of Iran, via an open letter posted on multiple weblogs, a letter that would open, ”To show our support for the Iranian people, we each have agreed to display this letter, in English and in Farsi, on our pages from sunrise to sunset today, Tehran time…” You might think this silly and/or ineffective, but remember it was recently reported there are over 4,000 Iranian weblogs, all in Farsi. This is fertile territory, an opportunity for a level of communication between countries not seen before; weblog to weblog. Anyway, I don’t want to mislead or misrepresent this effort, so go read the Bear’s full proposal (Update: The Bear’s proposal has for some reason gone 404, so try here).
All I can say is, I’m in.
And some day, we may look back on this as the start of something. ”I remember back in ’Ought Two when the International Weblog Outreach program first appeared…”
[Update: it didn’t work out quite as planned, but the letter is now ”live” on various weblogs, including mine]