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My Story: September 11, 2001
      This site was developed by an international consumer internet service provider, which claims that it will not take the site out of commission. It is a collection of over 300...[more]

New York Magazine Online Memorial
      The online memorials are only a small part of this website from New York Metro Magazine. The memorial page does include links to seven other online memorials. The site includes...[more]

Slashdot: First-Person Account Of Today's Attacks
      The Slashdot site is a snapshot in time of what a very close-knit community of computer-oriented people were doing on September 11th in order to keep up with the flow of news. ...[more]

Kottke.org
      This is the personal website/weblog of Jason Kottke, a web designer. He has 30-40 links to eyewitness reports about and images of the 9/11 attacks. You can read his own evolving...[more]

The Nation: September 11
      The Nation is a political news magazine with a large collection of quality articles about or related to 9/11. These articles offer excellent analysis from a left-wing...[more]

The Tin Man: 11 September 2001
      This is a long, detailed, blog from 9/11. The author was in Manhattan when the towers collapsed and had a friend working on the hundredth floor of tower one. The author includes...[more]

netWert Ideapad
      This is a well written blog from 9/11. The site also has a search engine that when "September Eleventh" is entered returns with many interesting results....[more]

Day of Remembrance, American Association of Museums
      In response to September 11th, the American Association of Museums and the Institute of Museums and Library Services have developed “Celebrate America’s Freedom: A Day of...[more]

WOIFM? »»»» America at War
      This is a very patriotic blog from 9/11 and the following days. The author includes interesting snippets of other people's stories and gives information ranging from how to...[more]

David Gallagher
      David F. Gallagher, a freelance writer and editor from Brooklyn, created this site, which includes photographs and video taken of the World Trade Center from Brooklyn. There are...[more]

[ b r o o k l y n k i d ]
      This is a 9/11 blog written by a Brooklyn resident. It continues for several days and includes a few amateur photos. ...[more]

DeanLand.WebLogs.Com : BLACK TUESDAY
      This is blog from 9/11 by a man from the NYC suburbs. He includes in his blog several personal letters, many thoughts and comments, and numerous links to other sites....[more]

Andy's WTC Chronology
      This blog starts on 9/11 with the author's account of working in the Woolworth building, two blocks from World Trade Center, as the first plane hit. In the following days the...[more]

Flutter...Glub...Meow: Where am I?
      The author of this blog is a Boston resident. She writes about her feelings, experiences, and reflections and lists many diverse ways to help the country and the survivors recover...[more]

After September 11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences
      This site offers perspectives on September 11 from the Social Science Research Council. The essays are written as teaching tools primarily for college and university instructors....[more]

The 11 September War on Terror Portal
      This site was created to remind people why the war on terrorism is being waged. It includes an essay by one of its creators, Ken Anderson, on the importance of remembering the...[more]

Twin Towers Crash.Net
      This is an attractive site dedicated to making peace in the aftermath of the WTC attacks. It is some what light on content but does offer a few stories, articles, photos, and...[more]

Alliance for Life-Long Learning - Educational Resources
      This website provides educational guides and resources for teaching September 11th. It is divided into general categories, professor’s picks, and special selections. The site is...[more]

Barb and Ed: Reflections of Sept. 11
      This site is put together by a couple from the Bronx, New York. They watched the towers collapse from City Island in the Bronx. Included is a slide show with twenty-two pictures...[more]

September 11th - A Day Of Infamy: The Price We Pay
      This many-faceted site is put together by Richard Lowe and Claudia Arevalo-Lowe and it includes patriotic graphics and quotations from President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, Colin...[more]

Perspective: September 11
      This is a chilling story from a man who worked across the street from WTC. His proximity to the attack makes for a gripping narrative....[more]

World Trade Center: September 11, 2001
      This is the personal story of a man who was working on the 71st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. The website is run by framerate.net, which is a company that sells...[more]

New York City : After the Fall
      Reflective and artistic, this site uses images, sound, movement, and text to give a sense of what it was like being in New York City following September 11. After opening with...[more]

Timothy McSweeney's Unreserved Embrace, Across the River
      This is a beautifally written account of one man's experience of watching the WTC attack from the New Jersey side of the Hudson river. It was written as an article for the...[more]

La Vulnerabilidad del Poder
      Una selección de la cobertura informativa del ataque terrorista del 11 de septiembre en los medios masivos de gran parte del Uruguay. Este sitio también incluye opiniones, arte...[more]

The Fine Line
      The author of this blog witnessed the aftermath of the attacks only a few blocks from the WTC. He took many amazing photos which can be linked to from his blog....[more]

Missing Pieces
      This is a collection of stories by different authors entitled "Missing Pieces." The storytelling is of a high quality and many of the authors offer deep and profound reflections...[more]

Ground Zero: A dedication to the men and women at the World Trade Center
      This small website is arranged well and was created as a memorial to those who died at the World Trade Center. It contains poetry and personal essays submitted by people from...[more]

07:00:39 Sydney
      A message board where people can share their 9/11 feelings and sympathy for the victims and their families is featured on this tribute site. There is also a brief note from the...[more]

The Nation: September 11, 2001
      This website from The Nation Magazine includes over 30 web articles written since September 11 and over 15 articles from their archives. It also includes external links to...[more]

The Days After
      This website includes ten essays written by authors from the University of Chicago Press plus a list of books from the press. The books are arranged by category including Islamic...[more]

America on Alert
      Through this page, one can get access to powerful photoessays on September 11. Two of them are a series of photos by James Nachtwey for Time Magazine, and another is by Anthony...[more]

Shattered
      These are fourteen powerful photos on the Time Magazine web site taken by award winning photographer James Nachtwey....[more]

Reflections on September 11, 2001
      SciFi.com, the web site of the cable station, offers ten essays, two stories and three poems about the WTC disaster. The essays are written by science fiction novelists and are...[more]

National Air Traffic Controllers Association
      The National Air Traffic Controllers Association created this website as a memorial to September 11th. It has many of the same features as other sites including memorials to...[more]

Diary of a New Yorker
      This journal of Kim Abramson starts on September 11 and goes through October 28, 2001. The journal is part of a site run by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. ...[more]

Never Will We Forget....
      This tribute site features dubious poetry, a list of the victims, and a guestbook where visitors can write their thoughts, condolences, poems. ...[more]

Where Were You?
      This site features over 2000 compelling first-person narratives of the crisis, many from young people. These personal stories come from across the United States and a few foreign...[more]

Document New York 9-11-01
      This project is sponsored by the Flux Factory, which is a not for profit arts organization in Brooklyn. The site includes links to two stories explaining the project. One is a...[more]

LIFE Pays Tribute To Heroes Of September 11
      This is a book preview of a photo and essay collection that Life magazine is selling. This preview contains six excellent photographs, an excerpt, a poem and, of course, a link to...[more]

Network of Educators on the Americas/Teaching for Change Multicultural Resources
      Even though this site was created as a teaching resource for grades K-12, the articles are informative for everyone. The site is divided into seven different areas. The teaching...[more]

WTC and Lower Manhattan--past and future
      This site is part of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research at SUNY-Albany. It is a scholarly website divided into six areas of interest plus an...[more]

Responses to Terrorism
      The Human Rights Project of Bard College established this archive of newspaper articles, essays, commentaries, and photographs. The first category shown on the site is Responses...[more]

9/11: Dreams, Lies and Videotape
      The Information Technology War and Peace Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University runs this site. This website is an internet driven archive...[more]

Dealing with 9/11: A Teacher's College Record Online Call for Student Work
      The Teacher’s College Record is an online journal from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. This particular site is a call for papers from students in grades k-12 for a...[more]

Remember
      The Greenstar Foundation is a group that builds solar powered community centers in impoverished villages around the world. They record the culture of the village and sell the...[more]

Terrorism and Education 2001-2002
      A huge offering of essays, stories, and reflections are available here. The writings vary greatly in quality from academic essays to personal rants, to student stories of being in...[more]

Mundo del Nuevo Humanismo - Sobre los Atentados en EE.UU.
      Sitio del Mundo del Nuevo Humanismo, con base en Madrid, España y enlaces con la Red Mundial para el Desarrollo Humano. Comentarios, informes, reportajes y colecciones de fotos...[more]

ART NOW: Nationwide Artistic Responses to the September 11 Tragedy and its Aftermath
      The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), founded in 1974, is an alliance of 50 non-profit organizations. They produce a quarterly publication and this link takes you to...[more]

human rights project: responses to terrorism
      This well designed site organizes its archives into five categories: responses to Sept. 11 events, responses by human rights organizations, national security and civil liberties,...[more]

The Information Techonology, War and Peace Project
      Part of the larger Watson Institute at Brown Univeristy site, this subsection entitled INFOTECHWARPEACE has plenty of useful 911 information. After following a link to "911...[more]

Attack On America - Tuesday 11 September 2001
      This site was created by Michael Sauers, a librarian and internet trainer. It contains links to websites in over two dozen categories. The site does include a few pictures and...[more]

Why Project?
      The site is coordinated by Bill Bartee, a visual artist, Mikon Haaksman, a film artist, and Bill Berry, webmaster and media artist. Individual artists and writers submit their...[more]

The truth is out there ... right?
      Canada.com offers a large and well designed site dedicated to 9/11. There are numerous up to date articles related to the attacks, a section where browsers may write their own...[more]

New York City Stories
      David Vanadia created this website in August 2001 to collect stories about New York City. After September 11th, he dedicated part of it to the World Trade Center. He has...[more]

September 11, 2001
      This comprehensive remembrance site includes a bit of everything. There is a musical background with a voice-over of sound bites from scared survivors, as well as President Bush....[more]

9-11-2001.org
      A highly comprehensive website launched on September 11, 2001, and designed by J. Ong. There are links to many other sites that memorialize the tragedy, as well as several...[more]

Edward Jerlin's Web log of September 11
      This web log spans three decades and has accompanying photos. The author, a worker at the world trade center who was serving jury duty the day of the attacks, started a diary...[more]

JewzNewz.com
      This site has links to press releases that pertain to the Jewish community and reaction or response to September 11. The site also offers a forum for discussion by viewers. They...[more]

Point of View: Youth Media and Communications
      Youth Initiatives Program of the Open Society Institute runs this site to encourage youth to engage in media activities. The site has no narratives or reactions of its own, but...[more]

WTC Internet Remembrance Campaign - World Trade Centre Victims' Memorial and Images
      This remembrance site includes many different types of memorials and images. The first thing the viewer comes to is a memorial quilt with over 200 messages. Next is a supporter...[more]

PBS: America Responds
      A part of the PBS website, this includes links to PBS shows that offer news and analysis, and ten links to excerpts from PBS shows offering background resources. There are...[more]

September 11, 2001
      The website begins with patriotic graphics and quotes from President Bush. There are audio links, as well as links to information sites, eleven links to people updates, and...[more]

Tuesday, 09-11-01
      This photoessay includes pictures and commentary by Beth Carey, an interactive producer in New York City. The photos were taken over four days during and after September 11. ...[more]

WNYC
      This website features commentaries about the terror attacks on the World Trade Center written by eight "Radio Rookies" and aired on WNYC radio. The station trains teenagers to...[more]

America Survives
      This site begins with a homepage that offers internal links to the different areas of the site including a section for publishing “thoughts, articles, stories, and personal...[more]

Wall of Americans: Remember, Respond, Recover
      Created by four volunteers from Corporate Web Services, Incorporated, it includes a memorial wall of victims of all of the attacks on September 11. Each memorial has been...[more]

Victim's Memorial Online
      This memorial website was created to allow the families of the victims of September 11 to submit tributes to their loved ones. The site lists each name in alphabetical order and...[more]

Commemorate WTC
      A team of international web developers from a dozen companies developed this comprehensive website. The site has some unique features such as a flower wall where guests place...[more]

The New York City Fire Fighter, Police & EMS Memorial
      Mitch Mendler, a paramedic and fire fighter from San Diego created this site as a memorial to the fire fighters, EMS, and police officers who lost their lives on September 11. ...[more]

Inhuman Swill
      Bill Shunn created this site on September 11 as a place where family and friends could post the names of survivors of the terrorist attacks. It serves as a useful snapshot in...[more]

Unity after World Trade Center Attacks: Survivors, Victims, Memorials
      This website is divided into seven sections with the titles: "Know", "Inspire", "Learn", "Remember", "Help", "Speak", and "Links. Each section serves a different purpose. ...[more]

Flagofremembrance.com: Letter to the Families
      Two graphic designers, Mindy Kombert and Sherry Kromenfeld founded this unique project as a permanent memorial to the victims of September 11th. The flag of remembrance will be...[more]

World Trade Center Tribute
      This 9/11 tribute site is nicely designed and features several touching flash movies. Browsers are encouraged to make donations through the site to 9/11 charities. The site links...[more]

Lady Liberty's Still Standing: In Memory of September 11, 2001
      This simple website features poetry by Sue Ikerd. Her twelve poems were written between September 11 and Christmas time, and they are illustrated with photographs and composite...[more]

Legacy.com
      This tribute/memorial website is part of the larger legacy.com site, which is dedicated to preserving memories of the deceased with stories, photographs, and personal...[more]

World Trade Center & Pentagon Memorial
      This website is supposed to be a memorial to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but it includes few tribute materials. It is much more useful in terms of its links and...[more]

World Trade Center and Pentagon Disaster Information and Memorial
      This site’s contents were contributed by people from around the world and are available in nine different languages. The internal links include poetry, pictures, music, articles,...[more]

Dichotomy: It Was a Matter of Time and Place
      This site, created by Jeff Gates, is similar to other personal story or reflection sites except that it is organized slightly differently. The site is set up into a dichotomy of...[more]

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War
      This site provides links to rumors from the internet. All of these are related to September 11th. Each entry has the date when it was updated and is marked by a colored bullet,...[more]

H-Net and September 11
      H-net is an international group of scholars who exchange ideas, resources, and information. This is done primarily through the more than 100 electronic newsletters or lists on a...[more]

Rebuilding NYC - brought to you by Gotham Gazette
      The Gotham Gazette has set aside part of its website for information on the rebuilding of New York City. The site includes weekly features, such as a calendar of events and...[more]

The Effects of September 11 on the Leading Search Engine
      This is an article from an Internet journal and explains the ways in which people used the leading search engine, Google on September 11th. The article is divided into nine...[more]

Flight 93 Memorial
      This site is a tribute to the victims of flight 93. The passengers and crew are listed in alphabetical order, most are pictured in photographs with links to news stories and...[more]

Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. - Internet Rumors Hoaxes Folklore
      This site is dedicated to debunking the urban myths and rumors that started after 9/11. Many of the urban myths here are essentially racist--Arab-American Dunkin'Donuts employees...[more]

us-them.com
      This creative site begins with a dark silhouette of an airplane that contains the outlines of the World Trade Center twin towers. One of them links to stories and the other links...[more]

September 11: No More Innocent Victims
      The Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting political, social and environmental justice globally. The Global Exchange web site...[more]

Terror Attacks of September 11
      Z-Net offers a massive collection of anti-war essays, links, and leftist political analysis of U.S-Arab foreign policy. Featured at the Z-Net site are 43 questions about Arab...[more]

September 11
      This website is part of the larger site for the Global Ecovillage Network. The editors have compiled a list of over a dozen articles in response to the terrorist attack on the...[more]

I. Wallerstein,
      This site features commentaries written by Immanuel Wallerstein of the Fernand Braudel Center at the State University of New York at Binghampton. The first essay that appears on...[more]

Muslims and the West after Sept. 11
      This article written by Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy asks the question why do so many Arabic people hate the United States and how can there possibly be a reconciliation? To find his...[more]

Special Report: September 11 Six Months Later
      Scholastic Publishing has put together a large site, of which this is only a small part. It exists to provide resources to teachers. This online activities center is for school...[more]

Green Party Responses to the September 11 Attacks
      In this featured essay on the Green Party website, the Party condemns the 9/11 attacks and urges the U.S government to view the incidents as a crimes against humanity not as an...[more]

The Peacemakers Speak
      This website contains statements from seventeen Nobel Peace Prize recipients. Each statement reflects the opinion of the Laureate and addresses questions of war. A photograph...[more]

World Trade Center Volunteer Program
      Cross Cultural Solutions is an orginization that sends volunteers all over the world to help in cris situations. CCS played a leading role in providing volunteers and helping...[more]

I hear America singing, inspiration, poetry, and ways to make a difference!
      The creator of this page offers some of his reflections on 9/11 and also has clipped essays and reflections by various other authors. The site links to several other 9/11 sites. ...[more]

TERROR IN AMERICA
      This website contains six written pieces varying from 9/11 reflections to a response piece to a Washington Post article. The design and readability of this site is...[more]

alexmarx
      This website is not the best designed, but it is a fascinating look at one man’s experience as he tricked his way into helping at ground zero on September 11th. Aside from his...[more]

Hero's of Airliner 93
      This is a tribute site about the people on UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93 A Boeing 757 en route from Newark, N.J. to San Francisco. The plane was carrying 38 passengers, two pilots and...[more]

The Tattoo - Teens React to Attack on America
      This site is run by students form Bristol high school students in Connecticut. The area dedicated to September 11th includes opinion pieces from students not only in the United...[more]

This is How it Was
      This writer has created a web page offering the contents of his diary from the months of September, October, and November 2001. He also has a series of 9/11 related poems, short...[more]

National Park Service: 9-11-01 Remembrance
      The National Park Service 9.11.01 Remembrance online exhibit is a culmination of materials collected over the past 10 months that document the involvement of National Park Service...[more]

MilitaryWeek.com
      This page on militaryweek.com remembers 9/11 two years later by offering links leading to 9/11 political analysis articles from a wide array of good sources. The larger site...[more]

TragicDay
      This is a tribute site produced by the Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad for paramedic Jeff Simpson who dies in the collapse of the World Trade Centers. There are several poems and...[more]

peacecry.org A cry for peace
      This is a well designed site seeking to use dialog as a means to come to terms with September Eleventh and to make progress towards world peace. There are numerous group forums...[more]

Terrorism Unites America v.3.2 >>> online Time Capsule
      This is an online time capsule where browsers may view documents from around the time of the attacks. These documents, stories, and images are put into the following categories:...[more]

In the time it takes to go to work by DreamWeaver
      This site features a 9/11 testamonial with a patriotic...[more]

Sept. 11: A Campus Reflects
      The Duke News webpage has several articles exploring the student and faculty reaction to the September Eleventh anniversary. There is also a piece by the school president...[more]

Per non dimenticare 11-09-2001
      On this Italian website many pictures of the World Trade Center are available as well as three flash movies, plus interesting features like a webcam feed from ground zero. The...[more]

A memorial by an Australian
      Australian Chris von Deutschburg has created a 9/11 tribute site featuring letters written to him from Australians and Americans. The letters are generally highly patriotic and...[more]

LORCA y NUEVA YORK: I Aniversario de la destrucción de las Torres Gemelas
      Este sitio web contiene dos secciones. "In Memorian" contiene una reflexión sobre la muerte, la literatura y la ciudad de Nueva York, con un enlace a una foto-poema inspirada en...[more]

La Guerra del Siglo 21: Ataque a Estados Unidos y sus Consecuencias
      Aún Más.com, un servicio del internet y enciclopedia de Latinoamerica, recopiló informes cortos sobre el atentado del 11 de septiembre y su impacto. Este sitio también provee...[more]

Injusticia Infinita: La nueva guerra contra el terror
      Entrevista con Noam Chomsky, originada en la revista "Z Magazine" de los EU, y traducida por el sitio web de La Jornada de Mexico, 7 de noviembre 2001. Interview w/ Noam...[more]

Las gemelas atentado en New York USA estado de guerra
      Una colección de fotos, articulos, reflexiones, caricaturas y dibujos compilada por Guai, un sitio web con base en Barcelona, España, dedicado a los viajes por internet. A...[more]

¿Y DESPUÉS DEL 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE, NUEVA YORK? - Imagen Latinoamericana
      Una reflexión del sociólogo peruano Aníbal Quijano acerca de las consecuencias del 11 de septiembre; en el sitio web de Imagen Latinoamericana, una revista web de Editorial Gama,...[more]

11 de septiembre: Reflexión y debate
      Un sitio web peruano en el que se reproducen articulos y comentarios de fuentes academicas, como el Social Science Research Council, y de otros medios latinoamericanos....[more]

.We Remember You .
      A tribute site connected to law enforcement, this site features two 9/11 inspired poems and a song. It also has links to 9/11...[more]

September 11: resources to help your congregation in this time of crisis
      A wide range of resources for worship, caregiving, and peacemaking, responding to the attacks of September 11th from the United Church of Christ. Contributors come from the...[more]

911 - September 11th 2001 - Day of Tragedy / Day of Miracles
      A large page filled with somewhat rambling articles by author Joseph Lenard. The poor layout of the page makes viewing...[more]

Welcome to the WORLD MEMORIAL
      World Memorial promotes the building of a memorial and museum at Ground Zero and welcomes visitors to contribute their ideas. The site has an online survey and petition form,...[more]

re:constructions
      The MIT Comparative Media community created "re:constructions - reflections on humanity and media after tragedy" in order to analyze, explore, challenge, examine, analyze, debate,...[more]