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article imageDigital Journal launches online project to commemorate 9/11

By David Silverberg     Aug 17, 2011 in Internet
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Digital Journal has launched a special project to help memorialize 9/11's impact on our lives. Digital Journalists, bloggers, citizen journalists, photographers and readers are encouraged to participate from everywhere around the world to share how 9/11 impacted them.
Where were you and what were you doing on Sept. 11, 2001? Do you feel safer now than you did then? Did you lose someone close to you? What do you think about the wars that have come after? What do you think about the global war on terror? How have you, your family and friends changed over the last decade and what does the anniversary of 9/11 mean to you?
Everyone remembers that day. Everyone has a story.
Help remember 9/11 by sharing your story and memories with people from all over the world by taking part in Digital Journal's "Remembering 9/11" project in one of the following ways:


We have created a special Facebook Group called Remember Sept 11. On Facebook we invite you to post a comment and tell us how 9/11 impacted you and share your story.
This page will collect stories and anecdotes from people around the world who want to share how 9/11 has affected them. These stories can be quick snapshots of 9/11's consequences and significance on your life, and anyone is free to join and participate. In the left side of the page, click the Share Your Story link to have your voice heard and read stories posted by others.


We have created a special Twitter feed called RememberSept11 where we will Tweet new posts, photos, videos and commentary published by Digital Journalists, bloggers, citizen journalists and readers on Facebook and on Digital Journal.
Use the hashtag #remembersept11 when you Tweet.

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If you wish to commemorate 9/11 on Digital Journal, we offer several ways to submit content and share your thoughts. If you're not a member of Digital Journal yet, you can create an account very quickly and link it to your Facebook profile.
Post a blog: Click on the red Contribute button at the top of the page and then click "Post blog" and tell us your 9/11 story. Tell us about how the day impacted you, what you remember and how you've changed since. We want to hear your personal stories.
When you post your blog, tag the blog with the keywords "September 11 Anniversary" and "Sept 11" and then share those pages with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Join the Remembering 9/11 Group on Digital Journal: We've created a Group on Digital Journal called Remembering 9/11. Join this Group and post blogs as a collective. Share your stories with the world and hear stories from others.
Upload images: Click on the red Contribute button at the top of the page and then click "Upload images" to share your photos with everyone. Do you have photos of the World Trade Center that mean a lot to you? Share them! Do you have images from that fateful day in September 2001 that you want to share with the world? Please do so. Maybe you have images of events, gatherings or memorials you wish to share? We welcome all images related to September 11.
You can upload images which will appear in our special September 11 section, and you can also embed images in blogs and in news articles (see note below about posting news). When you upload your images, tag them with the keywords "September 11 Anniversary" and "Sept 11" and then share those pages with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Share video: Do you have a video that you'd like to share to commemorate 9/11? We invite you to share all memorials, documentaries, home videos and other footage related to September 11th in a news article or blog. Simply click on the red Contribute button at the top of the page and select Post Blog or Post News and embed your video from YouTube. Be sure to add information about why the video is important to you and then share it with the world.
When you post your blog or news article that contains video, tag the post with the keywords "September 11 Anniversary" and "Sept 11" and then share those pages with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Post news: This feature is for Digital Journalists (if you're not yet a Digital Journalist, you can become one today to publish news and opinion articles).
We're looking for Digital Journalists to write articles on how 9/11 has touched their lives or those around them. In a month-long series posted in our Assignments tool, we are inviting anyone from around the world to write an opinion article about how they have changed since 9/11.
What can you write about? Tell us about anyone you lost in the attacks or how you, family and friends have changed over the last decade. What does the anniversary of 9/11 mean to you? You can discuss the war on terror and post-9/11 security measures, or what safety means to you and your family.
We welcome news stories, photo stories, videos and more. If you decide to write about 9/11, please Claim the Assignment from the list of Assignments and use the tags "September 11 Anniversary" and "Sept 11".

Read other submissions

You can read submissions made by others by visiting the 9/11 Facebook page; on Twitter by searching for #RememberSept11; and on Digital Journal you can find articles, blogs and images on this topic page.
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