TakingITGlobal Proudly Presents:
The TakingITGlobal Dispatch!
For the Month of May 2001 (Volume 1.3)
In This Issue:
-> Updates Contest!
-> Discussions Contest Winners!
-> On the Web...
-> Featured Discussions
-> Wrap Up!
~·~ Welcome to the Dispatch! ~·~
Hello and Welcome!
We hope you had a great April! TakingITGlobal has made a lot of
progress over the last month, including the opening of the first
TakingITGlobal office in Toronto, along with the first full-time
staff helping to co-ordinate things. Learn more about Derek, Elena,
and Nordine at http://www.takingitglobal.org/aboutus/people/ --
and send them an e-mail to say hello! Also, the first TakingITGlobal
workshop was held this week in Toronto, with Jarra McGrath teaching
a captivated group of onlookers about Macromedia Flash!
Once again, an awesome new bunch of features have been added to
the web site, especially TakingITGlobal Updates, which allows you
to post updates and information about yourself and to keep a journal
(weblog, aka blog) of what's going on in your life!
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, or want to be more
involved with TakingITGlobal, please e-mail [email protected]
and we will respond quickly!
The TakingITGlobal Team!
~·~ Updates Contest! ~·~
TakingITGlobal Updates has arrived, and along with it comes a brand
Three members who use their Updates during May and June will win
TakingITGlobal Gift Packs, which include a TakingITGlobal t-shirt,
frisbee, stress ball globe, and stickers! The winners will be announced
in the June TakingITGlobal Dispatch!
What are you waiting for? Learn more about updates here:
Customize the colors and look and feel of your update page:
Post your first update here:
Good luck! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions
about TakingITGlobal Updates, please contact us! [email protected]
~·~ Discussions Contest Winners! ~·~
The Discussions contest is over and the winners have been selected.
But don't think that you can stop actively discussing your views
on world issues now that the gift certificates have been awarded!
This is but the first of many more contests, competitions, and challenges
that TakingITGlobal will be running. So keep on talking!
For those of you who joined TakingITGlobal too recently to have
received the last issue of the Dispatch, we ran a contest awarding
$25 Amazon.com gift certificates to the three people who posted
not only the most comments, but also the most valuable ones, to
our new discussion boards.
The TakingITGlobal team would like to thank Robert Margolis for
his financial contribution to the contest!
The winners of the Discussions contest are....
1. Elena S.
2. Camilla N.
3. Mary Jo
Congratulations to the winners!
~·~ On the Web... ~·~
Well, it's been a month now since we changed the website's header
and navigation system. Does it work for you? Are you comfortable
with the way that the information is now organized? We would love
to hear from you so that we can work out any problems that you have
Among the new sections and features added during the last month
-> TakingITGlobal Updates
( http://updates.takingitglobal.org/ )
-> Profile has new features, including Favorite Sites and Friends!
( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/profile.html )
( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/profile.html?section=aboutyou#sites )
-> More than 100 new organizations and events have been added by
( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/orgdir.html )
( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/event.html )
-> Meet the TakingITGlobal staff and community members who make this
( http://www.takingitglobal.org/aboutus/people/ )
-> Workshop Kit, available within the next few weeks! Notifications!
-> Want to be reminded before the deadline for events and scholarships?
-> And much, much more!
~·~ Featured Discussions ~·~
Here's a selection of some of the hottest discussions happening right
-> What Is Success? (Philosophy)
"What is success? For me, success is when we are truly happy
and living our lives in the way that we want to, regardless of what society
-> Death Sentence - Your Beliefs (Cultural Identity)
"It's very upseting to see that states still decide to take away the
lifes of people who have committed a crime. What are your views? Do u
think that it is morally right? What kind of messages does such a
society give to its children?"
-> The Cause of War (Peace & War)
"How is war created? How can we prevent it? I think to understand this
we really seriously have to go to the roots, more than we usually
realise we can."
-> How about you?
Don't forget to visit the discussion boards regularly and voice YOUR
~·~ Wrap Up! ~·~
Well that's it from us! Hope you enjoyed this installment, we certainly
enjoyed putting it all together!
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