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Categories : 2007, 26th January, Australia, Australia Day, Australian Citizenship, Australian of the Year Awards, BBQ, British Monarchy, Celebrate What's Great, Citizenship, Day of Mourning, Eucalyptus, January 26th, Look Up and Smile, Melbourne, Pavlova, Slip Slop Slap, Sunburnt Country, Triple J's Hottest 100, Victoria, Wattle, White Australia Policy
It’s Australia Day here down under, which is supposed to be a celebration of Australia as a nation. Unfortunatly, the date chosen happens to be the day Australia was invaded by the British and for many is a Day of Mourning. As a nation I think it’s time we selected a date that’s a little more appropriate for celebration, one that’s less drenched in blood. Celebrating slaughter is not very Australian. While many have suggested already historic dates for a new Australia Day date, I think a date selected purely for the occassion would be more appropriate and officially recognise the history of our original Australia Day is a part of our history that’s not something to be proud of, just like the White Australia Policy. History isn’t just followed, it can also be made. Maybe we can use the date of the day we’re finally freed of the shackles of the British Monarchy. Anyway, enough about the shame of our nation and on to some of the fun stuff you could do today to celebrate what’s great about Australia.
Watch a citizenship ceremony – Congratulations to our new Australian Citizens receiving their citizenship today.
Listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100
Look Up and Smile
Have a BBQ and invite your friends and family
Look up what’s on in your local area – Australia Day in Victoria
Plant a wattle or eucalyptus tree
Plan a holiday in our sunburnt country
Make a Pavlova
Watch the Australian of the Year Awards
Whatever you end up doing today, don’t forget to Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap.
Sun and Shade Sail
Originally uploaded by ShelterIt.
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I love WordPress, let me count the ways. 4046 total hits today, compared to 815 on my Typepad blog. That works out at roughly 500% better hit rate on WordPress. So if you want to increase your blog exposure, trash your Typepad account and switch to WordPress now.
From my first WordPress post on 14th of August 2006 to today, I’ve received over 4000 hits. I started using Typepad during the beta.
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Categories : 250 Languages, Articles, Collaboration, Contribute, Criticism, Critics, Evolve, Expand, Global Knowledge, Happy Birthday, Improve, Public Service, Scandal, scienta-archive1-50, Six Million, Things That Rock, Volunteer, Wikipedia, Wikipedia Better Than Government, Wikipedia Is A Public Service, Wikipedia Mode, Wikipedia turns 6, World-Wide
Wikipedia is a fantastic example of world-wide volunteer collaboration. Over six million articles, over 250 different language versions, Wikipedia is global knowledge at it’s best. While it has it’s critics, Wikipedia‘s biggest strength is not that it has been free of criticism and scandal (it hasn’t), but that it has used every downside to improve, evolve and expand. Even the people who leave Wikipedia and move on to other similar projects are all in “Wikipedia mode”, publishing, improving and sharing.
Wikipedia provides a better public service than many governments. That’s something to think about.
via Touchstone Blog