Hours Remain: Help the Future of Web Standards

The interwebs need your help. If you’ve read my previous post The New Gang of Four or you follow Web standards work/W3C closely you probably know what I am talking about:  The W3C Technical Architecture Group elections end today.  Polls close at midnight US Eastern Standard Time tomorrow (1/9/2013) and it’s still close – both sides are encouraging voters and we are close to record turnout.  Chances are pretty good that you might not know someone from one of these 387 companies who get to vote, so what can you do to help?  Well, even if you don’t know someone – chances are pretty good that someone you know does – or someone they know.  We are remarkably interconnected and very few of them actually cast their votes and smaller companies wield an equal amount of power in this case.

So here is what I am asking from you – just pass it on:

I If you blog about it, let me know in the comments or via twitter @briankardell and I will (probably) RT.  If you have lots of followers:  Your endorsement could make the difference and I would love to add it to the list.

To some extent, this is something of a battle for the soul of the Web and our encouragement has already had positive effects on this group who is taking a hard look at things.

Fingers crossed.

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