AUGUST 15, 2012 | GLOBAL NEWS
During the past few months, a team of 40 of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York have been working closely with the Art and Writing departments to make www.jw.org more attractive and easy to navigate from either a computer or a mobile device. In addition, they have revamped the website, with two goals in mind.
1. To merge our websites. Three websites managed by the Witnesses will be consolidated into just one official website—www.jw.org. The other two, www.watchtower.org and www.jw-media.org, will be discontinued. Consolidation of Web content will provide a one-stop source for those who look for information from or about the Witnesses. For example, you can access, listen to, or print pages of Bibles and related publications in many languages.
2. To add information. The updated website has concise answers to Bible questions and tells about the preaching work, branch offices, Kingdom Halls, and conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A “News” section reports on events affecting the Witnesses worldwide. There are also interactive features for families, teens, and children.
On a typical day, several hundred thousand people read Witness publications online in any of 430 languages. They download close to half a million audio, EPUB, PDF, or sign-language video files. Daily, a hundred people request that someone study the Bible with them.