What happened in the past couple of years?
INDEPENDENTS DAY is a worldwide project celebrating independent content and design on the web. We seek only to raise awareness of the quality and diversity of independent web content, and to encourage others to support, create, or contribute to independent content sites. Read the original manifesto. »
Excerpts from past index and information about projects and events that took place.
Launch_May 17, 2001
Coming soon to a browser near you: INDEPENDENTS DAY. Celebrating independent content and design from Toledo to Timbuktu.
Sign up now for information on our first worldwide online content event taking place the week of 12 November 2001.
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Though dusty, the essays still hold lots of great insights. The complete archive is available. Have a look.
Based on this 'We seek to support each other as a community, and to increase, if possible, the general public’s awareness not only of existing independent sites, but of the fact that they can create their own.' a first IndependentsDay_day was proposed, accepted and organized.
On Sunday, 10 March 2002, INDEPENDENTS DAY presented three panels at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW). Read the notes posted at SXSWblog.com:
Creating Awareness and Building a Buzz with Independent Content (1)
INDEPENDENTS DAY Endorses IMS/ISC Proposal.
'Let the DOT-ORGS run the DOT-ORG' »
The South by Southwest Interactive Festival has invited INDEPENDENTS DAY back to Austin. ID will present four panels and discussions sometime between March 7-11, 2003.
ID in the NEWS
“Independents Day” Rai.it, 11 September 2001 »
"Too Tough to Die", Austin Chronicle 1 March 2002 »
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Some of the original flavor: