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Over the past days DiploFoundation has used its broad outreach to announce the IGF Impact Survey, and you probably heard of it many times in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and on different mailing lists.

We have good and bad news. Since most of us do not like the bad news, let us go through that first:

More than one hundred and eighty Internet governance experts from all over the globe are part of the IGF Impact Survey. Are you one of us?

Because the IGF Impact Survey goes through very controversial and key questions related to the future of the IGF, more than one hundred eighty-three people have already replied to the survey. And that's a LOT of data to be examined by the statistics team. The bad news is that there is a limit to what we can do, so the IGF Impact Survey will be closed on Thursday 1 October at midnight.

Sorry, no exception can be made. If you haven't added your name to the IGF Impact Survey, you will NOT be able to do it after Thursday midnight.

The good news is that there are still A FEW HOURS for you to join.

The most important and knowledgeable actors on Internet governance are co-authors of the IGF Impact Survey, and here is a small list of organizations they are affiliated to:

ICANN
ISOC
ITU
IG Caucus (Civil Society)
GIGANET
Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles.
Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society
OXFAM
Panos Institute West Africa
International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD
EPIC
... and many more.

But not only the "usual suspects" are involved - the IGF Impact Survey successfully congregated an unprecedented representation from developing countries so the South views are well included in this open process.

Here is a link that takes you directly to the quick survey (12 minutes to be completed)

http://bit.ly/igf-survey

In addition to having the option of listing your name / organization name added to our group who provided historical input to this decisive moment of the IGF, you will also be invited to take part of the exclusive launching ceremony of the publication during the IGF in Sharm El Sheikh where selected VIPs and decision-makers will exchange their visions about the Impact of the IGF.

Hard copies of the publication will also be made available for those who participate in the IGF Impact Survey. If you prefer a "green" option, you will be able to download a copy online.

The statistics team is ready to crunch the data from the survey, but we cannot guarantee to take more answers than a certain limit. To make sure you are eligible you must click the link early before it is closed and removed.

I'm crossing fingers that you can make it on time!

p.s. If you confirm to me that you filled the survey on time, I will be happy to help promoting your researches, projects and local activities on the Diplo Internet Governance Community.

p.s.2 In case the redirect URL did not work, here is the full survey monkey link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=y7VRGPKsJUE2fJie_2bX2eaA_3d_3d

p.s.3 If you want to bring your associates and colleagues to weigh their voices together with you, you can send them the link to this page so they may decide if they also want to be part of the IGF Impact Survey! For the openness and diversity of views we are announcing this on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, mailing lists and of course word of mouth! Apologies if you heard about this several times in different spaces, but it is for a good cause!

I look forward to your input. It is important to me, to YOU, to the IGF.

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Comment by Laxman Niroula on October 1, 2009 at 5:31pm
Yesterday i finished it.
Comment by Henry Owera on October 1, 2009 at 3:08pm
I completed the survey. I too look forward to the results.
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on October 1, 2009 at 11:45am
Hi everybody! Great to see your participation - thanks! Just hours to go - but still time for anyone who wants to join us. Gracias. Ginger
Comment by Naveed on October 1, 2009 at 9:43am
Just finished with it.
Comment by Ashish Thakur on September 30, 2009 at 8:17pm
I have already done this a couple of days ago
Comment by Moataz A. Shaarawy on September 30, 2009 at 8:06pm
Me too,
Comment by Priyanthi Daluwatte on September 30, 2009 at 7:30pm
Yea, me too. Already done this a couple of days ago..
Comment by Robert Guerra on September 30, 2009 at 5:53pm
I've just completed the survey. I look forward to the report on the results
Comment by Ali Bouallou on September 30, 2009 at 5:05pm
Dear Ginger,

I've already done it. It was really enjoyable.

Cheers

Ali

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