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Yahoo Beams Social Media Into Space
Yahoo is pulling off one impressive publicity campaign centered around its social media offerings of blogging, photo uploading & sharing, and video upload with the first ever electronic anthropology archive, or Yahoo Time Capsule.
Yahoo is asking its global users to contribute personal photos, stories, thoughts, ideas, poems, prayers, home movies, music and art to an online anthropology project.
Beginning yesterday and ending on November 8th, the Yahoo Time Capsule will be open for contribution via promotion on Yahoo.com and 25 local Yahoo homepages worldwide.
Yahoo! branded Web services connect around 500 million users worldwide every month,” said Jerry Yang, co-founder and Chief Yahoo! “We are proud to document this moment in history to celebrate the power of the global online community and to provide a snapshot of who we are in 2006 to share with generations to come.”
Adding to the festivities, from October 25-27, content gathered from the Yahoo Time Capsule project will be projected onto the Teotihuacan pyramid located in Mexico and Yahoo will also beam the capsule info into space via a digitized laser!