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Pre-2016 Press Releases 15 December 2011

Internet Society Launches New Website


Extensive redesign features bold visual approach, enhanced features, and focus on story-telling to highlight the importance of the Internet to people around the world

[Washington, D.C. USA and Geneva, Switzerland – 15 December 2011] – The Internet Society today announced the launch of its redesigned website with exciting changes to the look, content, and functionality of the entire site. The Internet Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.
The new Internet Society website, cfdev2.internetsociety.org , is IPv6 accessible and features many enhancements, including: 
An emphasis on storytelling with real-life profiles of how the Internet impacts peoples’ lives
Highlighted membership information about the Internet Society’s mission and ways to get involved
New regional pages that underscore the global reach of the Internet Society
Extensive list of Internet industry events in 2012
Tweets, content, and pictures to spotlight the activities of the Internet Society’s vast membership of more than 55,000 members
Multilingual content with sections available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic
“We are very excited about our new website,” said Lynn St. Amour, Internet Society President and CEO.  “In 2012, we will celebrate our 20th anniversary and the new website reflects the tremendous breadth of our organization, the global scope of our membership, as well as the importance of protecting the open, global Internet.” 
As one example of the Internet Society’s work, the home page of the new website features a compelling video on the Harlem Internet Access Program. The Internet Society provided a Community Grant to a member of its New York Chapter to support this program, which is making a tremendous impact on the lives of seniors by providing Internet access and training.
“We worked closely with our global community to develop our website, which provides rich content and photographs to highlight the diverse work across our organization, Chapters, and members,” said Scott Hoyt, Internet Society Vice President of Strategic Communications. “In addition to the new visual design, we’ve added many new features to inform audiences about the broad range of enabling activities to expand access to and encourage participation in the Internet’s development.”
The Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and Chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and growth of the open Internet through dialog among companies, governments, and other organizations around the world. 
Media Contact: Wende Cover, cover@isoc.org, +1-703-439-2773
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