Due Date: March 8, 2019

Do you understand somebody who has played a significant function in the advancement and development of the Web? Elections are now open for the Web Hall of Popularity 2019 class of conscripts. The Web Hall of Popularity acknowledges a choose group of visionaries, leaders, and stars who have actually made considerable contributions to the advancement and development of the Web.

The Web Hall of Popularity was introduced in 2012 by the Web Society. With more than 100 conscripts, the Web Hall of Popularity commemorates Web leaders and innovators from all over the world who have actually assisted alter the method we live and work today. Their trailblazing achievements are as broad and varied as the Web itself; broadening the Web’s advantages into brand-new areas and neighborhoods, and producing brand-new innovations and requirements that were fundamental to the Web’s advancement and growth.

The Web Hall of Popularity acknowledges:

  • People who contributed in the style and advancement of the Web with remarkable accomplishments that affected the Web’s international development and development; or
  • People who made exceptional technological, industrial, or other advances and assisted to broaden the Web’s favorable effect on the lives of others; or
  • People who made significant contributions to the development, connection, and usage of the Web, either on an international scale or within a particular area that led to international effect.

If you understand a remarkable individual who assisted to make the Web what it is today, now is the time to begin preparing your election.


  • People worldwide who have actually played a remarkable function in the concept, structure, and advancement of the Web worldwide are thought about for induction into the Web Hall of Popularity.
  • In addition to those who have actually been more noticeable, the Web Hall of Popularity looks for candidates who have actually made vital, behind-the-scenes contributions.

Requirements for assessment consist of:

  • Effect: The contribution has actually made a remarkable effect on the advancement or development of the Web, and was and might still be straight appropriate to the Web’s continuous development and development.
  • Impact: The contribution, relative to the Web, has actually considerably affected: 1) the work of others in the field; 2) society at big; or 3) another more specified however crucial audience or area.
  • Development: The contribution has actually broken brand-new ground with initial thinking/creativity that has actually developed brand-new paradigms, got rid of considerable challenges, or sped up Web developments.
  • Reach: The contribution has actually considerably affected the Web’s reach amongst society at big, within essential audiences or particular locations, with international effect.

Unique factor to consider might likewise be provided to candidates’ long-lasting Internet-related achievements, contributions to more than one location of the Web, and the general advantage of their technological contributions to society.


  • There is no requirement for the length of time the candidate has actually worked in/contributed to the Web, and elections can be made posthumously.
  • People formerly chosen should be re-nominated to be thought about, and people can not choose or back themselves.
  • The election needs 3 (3) recommendation letters from 3 independent endorsers. The recommendation letters must originate from individuals with a range of point of views, both within and outside the candidate’s geographical area and location of work, now or at the time of the contribution. The letters must strengthen the scope and international effect of the candidate’s work.
  • The nominator should supply e-mail addresses for the 3 people that are to send recommendation letters. An automated email demand will be sent out to the endorsers with a copy of the election kind. The nominator will be alerted when each recommendation letter has actually been sent. Please permit enough time for the letters to be sent by 8 March.
  • If the candidate’s contribution was mainly achieved as part of a synergy, letters from other staff member on the candidate’s particular contributions are motivated, however not needed. These letters remain in addition to the 3 independent recommendation letters.

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