I’m very inspired by my work. Most every day I have the opportunity to make the web a more universally accessible place and I revel in the deep meaning I find in creating a museum without walls. But today I was really struck by Sarah McLachlan’s World on Fire video that took the $148,270 it would have taken to make a fancy music video and spent every dime of it on helping people who are starving, sick, homeless and alone. (thanks to Andy Greer for sharing this with me)

And a few weeks back at Net2 I met a roomful of people who dedicate their lives to making the world a better place. I had the great fortune of sitting down next to Ivan Boothe who is the Director of Communications for the Genocide Intervention Network. Sad to say, in my protected world, I had no real concept of what was happening to people in Dafur. Ivan asks the questions “Can blogging stop genocide?

It is humbling for me to see people like Sarah and Ivan using their energy to help others in such great need. And it reminds me how important it is to ask myself…”what was I built for? how can I make a difference?”

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, commited people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead