Oct 18 2006
A few weeks’ ago I was interviewed for an article in the New York Times about being a “self-described Google addict” the title was “Planet Google Wants You“. After my name appeared in this NYT article I received another phone call from a journalist (Ann) who was doing an article on Yahoo! and why they are losing ground to Google.
Being the Google addict that I am, I thought before I communicate with Ann about Yahoo! I should take a peek at what Yahoo! is doing these days. Interestingly enough I came acoss this digital experience that highlights todays human condition the “Yahoo! Time Capsule , One World, Many Voices”. Per the web site, “for 30 days, from October 10 until November 8, Yahoo! users worldwide can contribute photos, writings, videos, audio even drawings to this electronic anthropology project. This digital data will be gathered and preserved for historical purposes.
In addition to submitting your own content, you can view, read, or hear the images, words, and sounds contributed by users from around the world. And by November 8, you will have helped create a digital legacy of our times, a mosaic of revealing snapshots that will be sealed and entrusted to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings based in Washington D.C., officially taking its place in history.
Lastly per Yahoo!, to thank you for your contribution to the Time Capsule, you’ll be asked to help select how Yahoo! will donate $100,000 to seven global charitable organizations.
Take a spin! It is really fun to look at pictures, listen and read the quotes. I personally was surprised by the number of words written about sadness in ones life and the world. Oh I see, I was in the Sorrow section. Try it out and let me know what you think about the Yahoo! Time Capsule . Hurry it ends on November 8.