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Jim Bourgea
Founder, A Billion Words Around The World

@ Bourgea Creative Solutions, Owner

It is the goal of A Billion Words Around The World to raise awareness and donations (a minimum of 80% donated) for Worldwide Literacy & Education and to challenge the world to collaboratively author A Billion Words Around The WorldA Worldwide Social Event for Literacy.

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Why A Billion Words Around The World? Because in this day and age I believe we have the opportunity (never more than now) to create something awesome … collectively, worldwide and socially driven that would encompass our experience or life on our planet. Collaborative authoring via A Billion Words Around The World website / blog where EVERYONE in the world who has access to the Internet can be a part of Earth’s story.

We will also DONATE a minimum of 80% of the proceeds to Worldwide Charities for Literacy, Reading and Education (currently RIF – Reading is Fundamental and ProLiteracy) to help raise awareness and funds for literacy and education. We recently launched and hope to increase this percentage as A Billion Words Around The World Challenge continues to grow and/or has reached it’s goal of a billion words around the world.

It can be whatever you want to write about … your life, feelings, the planet, your family, the sky, etc. You can also include images to your posts that visualize your content. Of course, there will be some filtering going on to ensure the quality of the content but we will work with anyone who doesn’t get their post approved to establish an acceptable post.

Here are some statistics that were part of the big “Eureka” moment when creating A Billion Words Around The World

Here are some statistics that were part of the big “Eureka” moment when creating A Billion Words Around The World

Statistics

  • Earth Circumference: 24,901 miles latitude (40,075 km)
  • 24,901 miles = 1,577,727,360 inches
  • Average word length (US) = 5 letters
  • Average font = Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  • 5 of these letters = .75 inches
  • (Side Note) # of Facebook users = 1.25 billion
  • Based on above statistics = 1,183,295,520 (US) words would stretch around the world (1.183 billion words)


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…and A Billion Words Around The World was born!