Those who aren’t great friends with the internet as yet will have a chance to get better acquainted with the mysterious entity, as today is the first day of Get Online Week 2011.
Freshly launched in Brussels, on the 24th of February, with EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, being a supporter of the project, Get Online Week has already helped getting roughly 70,000 people clicking away and surfing the web.
Ms Kroes said:
“We have to match that figure (68,000) every single week for the next five years to meet my target of halving the number of Europeans who have never been online.”
The aim of the project is to encourage people to bring anyone they know, who is not confident with using the internet or hasn’t even tried, for tutorials on various virtual issues, among those:
- Helping citizens who were yet to type their first URL address
- Assisting on finding careers online
- Sharing knowledge about government services online
- Internet for all ages, helping elder people to get online
- Discussing women and the online world
People wishing to participate in Get Online Week 2011 can do so by visiting one of UK’s Online Centres and getting more information on the project.