N7W today announces the soft launch of its Global Voting Participation Programme, designed to promote online empowerment around the world.
The powerful stimulus of participating in the New7Wonders of Nature is enabling previously offline communities (such as those in developing countries, and older generations in developed countries) to become part of the internet, thus opening up all the opportunities that the online world can offer. In a significant expansion of this outreach, the Global Voting Participation Programme will offer guidelines and information sharing for national and local empowerment charities and organisations working towards bringing people into the online world for the first time.
A dedicated microsite — http://participation.new7wonders.com — has been softlaunched today and will become the focal point for the Global Voting Participation Programme over the next weeks and months.
Announcing this important development, New7Wonders President and Founder Bernard Weber said, “The New7Wonders of Nature campaign is primarily a historical occasion for the world to vote for their natural wonders, and with this create and become part of Global Memory.” He noted, “Through the positive action of participating in the global vote to choose the New7Wonders of Nature, each person also registers for and receives their first‐ever e‐mail address, which is the symbolic beginning of a lifetime membership of the worldwide interconnected online community.”
He added, “New7Wonders sees its commitment extending beyond its campaigns to elect wonders, and towards encouraging and stimulating everyone everywhere to join the online world. The passion and excitement our campaigns generate are an ideal vehicle to empower people through the internet.”