Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
[E-Mail] mPathytest - Update for Heroes
Update email sent out to everyone that's registered I'm assuming.
The oil shock hit on April 30 Ė and today, life is different everywhere.
Itís not just that so many people have stopped driving. There are
widespread power outages, food shortages, and airline passengers have
been stranded around the world. More and more people are telecommuting,
home schooling, and only going places they can walk or bike. Itís a
reality we never could have imagined Ė until now.
But since the shock hit, heroes like you from around the world have
been documenting this new, strange reality with videos, blog posts, web
comics, podcasts, photo sets, animations, and even games. Weíve
collected over 1000 of your stories Ė and counting.
It looks like the crisis is reaching a critical point Ė maybe even a
turning point? We wonít know for sure until you tell us.
If you havenít told YOUR story yet, now is the time. Here are 3 easy
ways you can get involved right now, in five minutes or less.
1) Walk somewhere instead of driving. While youíre walking, call the
WWO hotline to hear news and leave us a message: 1-866-WWO-TSOC
(1-866-996-8762). In your message, tell us where you are, where youíre
going, how far youíre walking, and any other news from your corner of
2) Gas is now over $7 a gallon. How many miles can you afford to drive
a week at this rate? What will you cut out of your life to cut back on
gas? Send us an email about it at wwoSPLATworldwithoutoil.org
3) Itís not all bad, is it? If you have a blog or journal, write about
one unexpected way your life is better in a world without oil. We bet
you can really surprise us with this one. Submit the link to us at
Of course, you can be creative - show us your new reality however you
want. For inspiration, check out some of the most creative stories so
As always, you can catch up on gas prices, fuel availability and news
headlines at http://www.worldwithoutoil.org
Thatís all for now. Thanks for helping us tell this story.
- mPathytest, for the 8TSOC gang
WORLD WITHOUT OIL will be live for two more weeks only! The story
concludes on June 1, 2007.
WORLD WITHOUT OIL is a month-long collaborative alternate reality that
invites you to help simulate a global oil shock. It is produced by
WRITERGUY, presented by ITVS Interactive (Independent Television
Service), and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. An
Independent Lens Web-exclusive presentation (PBS), it is an ELECTRIC
SHADOWS project (ITVS).
World Without Oil.