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As 2007 draws to a close, we have a lot to look forward to in 2008. What role will the web worker play in shaping global economy and communications? What do you think the “new shiny” will look like, and how will it help us be […]

As 2007 draws to a close, we have a lot to look forward to in 2008. What role will the web worker play in shaping global economy and communications? What do you think the “new shiny” will look like, and how will it help us be more successful?

With a respectful tip of the hat to Darren Rowse and in the holiday spirit, we’re going to ask you to look into your own crystal ball as we unveil WWD’s first prize giveaway!

If you read Problogger.net (and if you want to monetize a blog, you must) then you’re familiar with the blog’s “Group Writing Project” posts. Here’s an example. The concept is simple: Darren announces the theme, folks write on the theme on their own site, they get link love for participating and a chance at a prize.

Last year, we wondered if 2007 would be the year of the web worker. Now we’re asking you…

2008 will be the Year of the Web Worker because…

Finish the sentence in as many words or sentences as you want. It’s up to you. Take the theme in any direction…web applications, telecommuting, mobile technology, workforce trends, distributed communications, productivity tools, etc. It’s up to you.

We’re offering you two ways to enter. You can write a post on your own blog and link here to this post. Your pingback should appear in the comments below. If you don’t see your pingback, you can leave a comment with a link to the post. Or, use the comment form below to submit your idea. We’ll compile your submissions into a post to share with everyone. If you enter this way, please keep it under 150 words.

Note: Contest is now closed. Good luck to all who entered. We’ll announce the winners on Monday morning, December 17.
Don’t put your entry in the comments. Use the form above or post on your own blog. Only comment with a link to your post (or if you have questions about the contest).

What’s in it for you? 5 random entries will be selected to win a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 wireless mouse and keyboard, MSRP $149.95. Winning a truly comfy and wire clutter-free mouse and keyboard is a great way to start the year, no?

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Thank you, Microsoft.

Contest ends at 5 pm eastern, Friday, December 14th. We’ll announce the winners on Monday, December 17th. Good luck!

  1. [...] WebWorkerDaily: Our first WWD contest. Answer the question – What role will the web worker play in global economy in 2008 – and win a keyboard-mouse set. [...]

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  2. [...] WebWorkerDaily: Our first WWD contest. Answer the question – What role will the web worker play in global economy in 2008 – and win a keyboard-mouse set. [...]

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  3. [...] 9th, 2007 (7:21am) Judi Sohn No Comments Remember, let us know why you think 2008 will be the Year of the Web Worker and you can win one of 5 keyboard and mice sets we’re giving away, courtesy of [...]

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  4. [...] write up a post (for your new blog or for Avanoo) so you can have a chance at winning a prize!  http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/12/06/wwd-giveaway-look-forward-to-2008-and-win/  And if you win, remember who tipped you off!  [...]

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  5. 2008 will be the Year of the Web Worker because…

    Speaking for myself, it will have to be; I started this year in a job I didn’t like with the notion that I’d more than likely lose said job within the year – which turned out to be clairvoyant on my part…

    All of my subsequent job leads have come via the web. What little money I have made in the last seven months (other than the checks I get from the State – and even those I apply for online every week) has been via the web; most infamously, even though the job didn’t fully pan out, my email submission of resume and letter to a local computer store in response to their Craigslist position posting yielded a job interview within sixty seconds of its being submitted. How’s that for efficiency?…

    Beyond the personal realm, it’s apparent that 2008 will be the year of the web worker due to the fact that we are heading into an election year (finally) which will undoubtedly prove to be the most web-influenced national election in our history. Add to this the continued shift in our economy – devaluing dollar, continued march of manufacturing and production overseas – and we can see the growing attraction, if not need, for more and more American workers to generate income from their own homes using the tools and skills which are becoming more and more ubiquitous.

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  6. [...] 2008 will be the Year of the Web Worker because… [...]

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  7. The pingback above (Why the web worker is good for business) is also mine, but it’s a different angle – from the employer’s point of view.

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  8. [...] 2007 ends, Web Worker Daily asks us to finish this sentence: “2008 will be the Year of the Web Worker because…” While I may be writing this post as an attempt to join the contest to win a Microsoft [...]

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  9. [...] Read more about the giveaway and enter here. [...]

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