Saturday, 18 November 2006

The World Game

Can the world meet on one web page?

Is it possible that at least one person from every country in the world will visit a specific web page?

You can make it possible by using your internet ingenuity and personal connections.

Find people who live in countries that are still on the list down below.

Send them the link to this page using email, instant messaging, blogs, forums and smoke signals.

The first time someone from a country visits this page, the name of the country moves from the left column to the right column.

The first person from a country that visits this page gets a special digital gift (see example) and a chance to sign his/her name with a link.

Even if you are not the first visitor from your country, you can also sign your name and add a link. Your name and link will appear next to your country.

Have fun! This is the only purpose of this game.

This is not a hacking game. Please be polite. Thanks.
And the countries not covered as of this moment (so send the link around if you happen to know folks who live in any of them):

• Eastern Africa
Burundi Comoros Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Mayotte Mozambique Reunion Rwanda Somalia United Republic of Tanzania Zambia
• Middle Africa
Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo Equatorial Guinea Gabon Sao Tome and Principe
• Northern Africa
Algeria Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Sudan
• Southern Africa
Botswana Lesotho Namibia Swaziland
• Western Africa Benin Burkina Faso Cape Verde Cote d'Ivoire Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Liberia Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Sierra Leone Togo

• Caribbean
Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados British Virgin Islands or United States Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Dominica Grenada Guadeloupe Haiti Martinique Montserrat Netherlands Antilles Puerto Rico Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands
• Central America
Belize Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras Panama
• South America
Bolivia Chile Colombia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Suriname
• Northern America
Bermuda Greenland

• Central Asia
Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
• Eastern Asia
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Macao Special Administrative Region of China Republic of Korea
• Southern Asia
Bangladesh Iran, Islamic Republic of Maldives Nepal Sri Lanka
• South-Eastern Asia
Brunei Darussalam Cambodia Lao People's Democratic Republic Myanmar
• Western Asia
Georgia Lebanon Occupied Palestinian Territory Qatar Syrian Arab Republic Yemen

• Eastern Europe
• Northern Europe
• Southern Europe
Albania Andorra Croatia Holy See Malta San Marino The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
• Western Europe

• Australia and New Zealand
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Norfolk Island
• Melanesia
Fiji New Caledonia Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Vanuatu
• Micronesia
Guam Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia, Federated States of Nauru Northern Mariana Islands Palau
• Polynesia
American Samoa Cook Islands French Polynesia Niue Samoa Tokelau Tonga Tuvalu

[Link via Confused of Calcutta. And Gentle Readers who have read the updated version of this post will find a familiar name nestled next to the entry for India in the left right column.]