Ok, so I guess this is where the self-love comes in (Kara, I am trying).
I wanted to tell you how I became 1 of 100 ambassadors of OneWebDay, 'cause it's quite hilarious.

I wanted to sign up for a social network or Web 2.0 conference, so I was clicking around on websites (this was literally 2 days ago) and happened to come across something about Craig Newmark. I had read about him before but saw that he had a blog - so decided to read it. First thing I thought was, hey - it's cool that he's actually endorsing Barack Obama - good to see people taking a stance. As I scrolled down, I saw a blog post about how he truly believed in this cause - OneWebDay.

Everyone knows that I am crazy about the web and what it is, has and will do for our society. I've written about it, I've talked my friends' ears off about it (sorry, Grace O and Grace sis)...but I had never thought that someone would be organizing a movement around it. So I felt compelled to write something up - about what the web means to me. I wrote it with tears in my eyes (no joking here, i don't want to imagine any of you laughing), telling Sam and Eugene that it would mean so much to me if I became one of their ambassadors.

That brings me to yesterday, when I get an email that tells me that I was chosen. Here was my first reaction.

WAAAAAAAAA? (that's What, in my own way)

Next came excitement because when I see something that I really truly believe in....I will do anything in my power to make it happen. Good products, people and movements need to be recognized. It's a damn shame if they're not.

I've since reached out to a lot of my old friends from MTV, MySpace, and CNN and wrote emails out to industry connectors like Jack Myers and Cynthia's to help spread the word.

I asked Susan to joined our site (she did in a matter of minutes)...I couldn't be more thrilled. What I've learned (in just these past two day especially) is that when you put yourself out there the world (or God or the universe) will help you. I hope you will join me in celebrating OneWebDay.

Here's my story.

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Comment by Kara on July 3, 2008 at 11:33pm
::puts on old cheerleading uniform from high school::

Go Alice Go!
::back handspring back handspring::
A-L-I-C-E!!!!!
Way to go!
Comment by Gracieo on July 3, 2008 at 6:14pm
You're on fire Alice. It's a beautiful thing.
Comment by alice on July 3, 2008 at 2:35pm
you got it. sending you an email soon....
Comment by alice on July 3, 2008 at 1:05pm
update: just popped open my email and found this conference:

The 2008 Madison+Vine Conference — presenting the latest branded content and entertainment marketing intelligence for a fragmenting, digital world.

Speakers and panelists include:
Google Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer
MySpace Amit Kapur, Chief Operating Officer
National Hockey League Gary Bettman, Commissioner
Nascar Brian France, Chairman and CEO
Darren Star Productions Darren Star, President and CEO
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. Ira Rubenstein, EVP, Global Digital Media Group
NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Al Michaels, Play-by-Play Commentator
Pandemic Studios, LLC Josh Resnick, President and Co-Founder
Ideocracy Ted D'Cruz-Young, Founder
RealNetworks Rob Glaser, Founder, Chairman and CEO
Take-Two Interactive Software Strauss Zelnick, Chairman
William Morris Agency Marc Geiger, Senior VP, Head of Contemporary Music

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Location: The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

if anyone is interested in going with me...i just signed up..
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