Today marks exactly a year since I registered mepeace.org. Thank you for joining our community and contributing to our peacemaking. I will write to you from time to time to keep you updated on our progress. I am proud of what we have together accomplished. A year ago, I did not know what exactly what I would do with this domain. Now I know! I want to offer interaction, information and inspiration for peace.
On mepeace.org, we offer interaction on our comment walls, our message center, commenting on blogs and discussions, and through the sharing photos and videos. We offer information in these discussions and blogs and on our calendar of peace events. And with interaction and information you have inspiration for making peace. We need funding to expand our peacemaking efforts in 2008. We are applying for non-profit status to support this effort. If you wish to contribute to our cause, please get in touch with me.
We have reached great milestones this year. Here I share with your our numbers, which I began to track on August 8:
We are 360 peacemakers and every one of us is receiving this email. Since August 8, we have had 61,887 pagevisits on mepeace. They have come from 745 cities in more than 90 countries around the world. You might wonder... how much time do people spend on the site? More than 5 and half minutes on average. Who has visited us the most? Israelis - 7,770 times. On average, the Israeli spends 4:14 minutes on the site visiting 3.88 pages. Importantly, the Palestinian spends 10:41 minutes on the site visiting 7.77 pages on average. Who spends the most time on average? The answer is our visitor from Syria, who visited once and spent a whopping 1:21:13 on our site.
Who is our site's most prolific contributor? Lemuel Melamed, who has shared with us 52 videos and 248 photos (correcting an error in the letter I sent our members). Our most popular forum discussion has 57 comments (see "What do you think of the West Bank Barrier?" started by Sroor Abood). All together, you have contributed 85 songs, 86 blog posts, 109 forum discussions, 142 videos and 664 photos on mepeace.org. Thank you!
Thank you for making this experience so meaningful and wonderful for me and for our community. We will accomplish great things together in 2008 and beyond. Remember to share our community with your friends and feel free to stay in touch with me,