IF YOUR STORY IS SOMEWHERE ON THE NET
How do I find the URL to send you?
The URL is the web address displayed in your browser when you are reading or looking
at the article, video, image and so on. In the case of a Blog entry, there is often
a link labeled permalink, which will work even when that entry is no longer
on the blog home page. That’s the address to use.
What’s a Netizen Hero?
As a citizen of the network, you're a hero when you tell us your stories. We’d
like to keep track of the stories you send us, and give you credit. You can do this
by registering your name (or nick name) so we know who
you are. The better your stories are, the higher your name appears on our Honor
1: CREATE SOMETHING
We want your personal story of a world without oil. Use online text, photos, videos,
audio or art to tell the world what it’s like for you and your family, co-workers
and friends to be immersed in such a sudden, forced upheaval. What is hard for you?
How are you coping? Give us some evidence of your life inside the oil shock.
(What kinds of things should I document?)
From everyday details to major life drama, your unique experience is an important
part of the big picture. So tell us about the changes you’re seeing in your family
life, your social life, your work life, or your love life. Show us the strange things
happening on your block, or in your school, or in your office, or in your neighborhood,
as everyone tries to cope with the energy shortage and its unforeseen ripple effects.
You might want to describe how the crisis is impacting your basic routines, for
better or for worse: where you go, who you see, what you eat, wear, and play. Or
maybe you want to share original ideas for cutting back on energy consumption, or
tips for dealing with the crisis. Maybe you just want to vent about the changes
taking place. Be creative!
Whatever you’re thinking, feeling or experiencing in a world without oil — share
it. (But remember we are a kid-friendly site!)
2: TELL THE WORLD
People all across the country are working together to understand and document this
crisis. Help others find your story by tagging your story "worldwithoutoil."
(What’s a tag?)
A tag is a keyword or keyphrase that you attach to online stories, to make it easier
for other people to find. Many websites help you use tags to classify your story.
For example, if you make a video about the new “car pool with a stranger” stops
in Los Angeles, you might upload it to YouTube and tag it “Los Angeles”, “carpool”,
and of course “worldwithoutoil”. If you want to see other videos like yours, you
could search for the tags “carpool” and “worldwithoutoil” on YouTube. For our site,
you can use the "tag cloud" at the bottom of the page (or as Gracesmom calls it,
the "word mess").
If you don’t know how to add a tag to a blog post or website, just make sure to
type the phrase "worldwithoutoil" somewhere in the body of your text. It will then
show up in a Web search for "worldwithoutoil" by Google and other search engines
(doesn't happen immediately, however). If you link "worldwithoutoil" to the URL
http://www.worldwithoutoil.org, that helps it show up faster!
3: TELL US
We want to show off the most interesting, dramatic, and original World Without Oil
stories. So use the form above to point us to the URL of your story. We’ll look
it over and add a link to it, so that everyone coming to World Without Oil can easily
see your story. And maybe we'll give it one of our coveted Your
Story awards! How cool is that?