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Yahoo to showcase digital time capsule offerings

india Updated: Oct 27, 2006 13:09 IST
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Videos and photographs from around the world will be projected on canyon walls and beamed into space from an ancient pueblo as leading website company Yahoo showcases its 2006 digital time capsule.

The three-day event — that began on Thursday — at Jemez in the US state of New Mexico will showcase some of the more than 70,000 poems, stories, videos, songs, and pictures uploaded to the Yahoo Time Capsule depicting life in 2006.

“Submissions range from the intensely personal to greetings for alien life forms, including almost anything you could imagine,” said Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. “This project is a fascinating example of social media at its finest, highlighting the culture of generosity that exists and proliferates on the web today.”

Yahoo plans to place the ‘environmental media display’ on its website and stream it into the popular virtual world Second Life, where animated ‘avatar’ residents could make contributions.

More than 1.3 million individuals have visited the Time Capsule website to persue offerings, leave comments, or make digitised contributions since the project was launched on October nine, according to Yahoo.

Content for the ‘first-ever electronic anthropology project’ to document human life has been sent from more than 200 countries, Yahoo said.

The time capsule holds philosopher Deepak Chopra’s thoughts about ‘how to end a war one person at a time’ — a debut comic book by action film director Jon Woo — and tributes to late Steve ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin.

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