Who are you?
I am Haritha, a typical house-wife from India.
What is the Great Wall of Internet?
The first website ever made was called CERN and it was launched back in August 6th 1991. As a tribute to it "The Great Wall of Internet" is built launched today and has 9132 blocks.
Why 9132 blocks?
It’s been 25 years which means 9132 days. So I thought a block for a day would be the best fit and hence The Great Wall of Internet has 9132 blocks.
Will you add more blocks in the future?
How much does it cost?
You can buy each block for 100 Dollars which will get your name on the Wall and it will be resounded in history forever.
Resounded in history? Aren't you Over-exaggerating?
Nope, i will keep this site as long as i am alive and if the entire wall is sold out I will find a way to keep this site alive even after my days. The plan is to pass this site on and on to the future generations.
How did you get this idea?
This isn’t a new idea it already exists but in a different form. Back in 2005, Alex Tew a student from England has raised money for his education by setting up the Million Dollar Home Page. But even though I knew this information for years I never attempted to create something similar to it.
One fine morning day when I was just browsing the Internet accidentally landed on the wiki page of Great Wall of China and on that moment I just wondered why there isn’t a great wall for the Internet. So that moment and the inspiration from Alex resulted in this website.
Why would I buy a block of wall?
It’s simple, because you want to put your business in front of the whole world by getting your name on “The Great Wall of Internet”. Millions of visitors who come to view this website will know about your company and hence it could result in more business.
Also the advertisement costs have gone over the roof. A ten second advertisement on TV channels may cost you starting from 3 Dollars up to 200 Dollars depending on the channel that you chose. Newspapers charge you 50 Dollars for a small space on their page, but all these are just for a day. The Great Wall of Internet on the other hand will be there forever and hence spending $100 is definitely worth it.
Who can buy this?
Anybody who wants to be a part of history can buy it. It is indeed more favorable to business people since they have chances of getting more visibility but when it comes to history, without people there is no business, so anybody can buy it. An individual can simply link the block to their Facebook/Twitter page.
How does it benefit an individual?
Everybody has talent and you could be good at something too. Setup a quick free site in WordPress/Blogger and showcase your talents to the rest of the world. If you are a working professional then simply link to your Linkedin profile page which could result in more chances of employers finding you.
Do I really have to buy it?
All I have to say is - just do it, because nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity and in the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take. Traditional advertisements are costlier and you have to keep paying more every time, but here you just have to pay once. An internet monument is something that is missing and The Great Wall of Internet aims to fulfill that. So what are you waiting for? Just get your name on the wall now!!!
What are you going to do with the money?
I am the - “never count your chickens before they hatch” type. So as of now I have no plans with what I am going to do with the money, but a part of it will definitely go to the charity. I believe that the money I earn from this website will put me in a better position to help more and more people.
Do you really think this idea will work?
I have never feared to fail and have lot of faith that I will succeed one day. As Martin Luther King Jr. said,
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”I believe I have taken the first step :-)