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Flickr posted about this event:

TOMS Shoes is raising awareness about the impact shoes can have in a childs life and asking you to share a photo of you without shoes in their One Day Without Shoes 2012 Group.

I think it's nice from what I read from above, but it becomes little weird when you view the group's pool:

Probably nearly half of them are focusing on the feet or adding artistic factor on feet. So I looked into One Day Without Shoes (ODWS) website:

What is One Day Without Shoes?
The day we spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a childs life by taking off our own. Why? Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease every day.

I don't think people who check out the group's pool would understand what awareness that ODWS is supposed to raise, even most of those people who add those photos have ever tried to understand what it is all about, I suspect. Or they just want to put their bare foot photos into that group.

Most of them are great photos as in no shoes on, but not about ODWS at all. And to be honest, though I really don't want to say this, but that pool looks more like foot fetish's heaven.

Just a friendly reminder if you want to participate, watch out the ground ahead, you don't want to step on something you shouldn't.

Once again, Earth Hour is coming up (or already arrived) at 8:30pm on March 31 this year. I was part of it (and Lights Out Day), a few years back, even posted a post for it.

No doubt, it's intention is to bring up awareness in us. But over the years, I've realized and an hour of whole year really is not much. (1 hr) / (24 hr * 366) = 0.000113843352 = 0.011% for this year. It is not entire 0.011% of energy saved, because during the hour you still consume energy. Please don't try to multiply with world population, the globally saved energy is still at 0.011% roughly.

I even tried to go dark in every program I ran, but it was not easy and I hadn't insisted that for a while. However, I still maintained to maximize the amount of programs which I could turn into a dark-themed ones.

Don't do it just for Earth Hour as YouTube does:

Every year, during this period, YouTube will re-install that switch. I know not all people like white background and why not just convert it into a new option?

Google and those companies it owns always give us a sense of caring of everything, shaping themselves as a great companies which can't care much more about the world, people, policy, and so on. They are not the only companies or people.

0.011% of a year could be enough or not, that is really not a point here but who finally understands the Earth Hour is for. Unfortunately, it's like YouTube, it is just one-hour event for each region across the world. It is not really 60 hours (the logo seems to imply, I am not sure, only UTC-12UTC+14 timezones in this world, that's 27 timezones (per hour basis) basically) for each individual, only an hour for each individual or the whole world.

If you are new to Earth Hour or you will be part of it again, then please:

Don't do it for occasions, do it for life.

Don't just say it once a while, live it.

If you don't know there is an option for dark theme on this blog for more than a year, it's located at top-left corner, try it out.

This post may be a little bit late for reading at some places, but the point is to raise awareness of AIDS. I did have a thought to write this post few days ago since I have written about this day for last two years on my old blog. Somehow, this year, I only read one blog post by Direct2Dell in my feed reader. Maybe we have no time to care things which are not surrendering us?

I don't want to reiterate, so I give two links to my previous two posts: 2006, 2007.