Yahoo! Time Capsule

Yahoo! Time Capsule, an immense internet collection of historical digital data, launched today. According to Yahoo!:

For the next month, we’ll be asking users from around the world to submit expressions around love, anger, fun, sorrow, faith, beauty, past, now, hope and “you.” They will create the first-ever electronic anthropology project, which we’ll open up on Yahoo!’s 25th anniversary in 2020.

The result is a captivating digital mosaic of users’ lives and times expressed in video, images, words, drawings, or sound. Later this month the best of the capsule will be projected onto one of the world’s oldest existing time capsules, the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, Mexico, and “beamed into deep space.”

Very cool, but you have to log into (or create) a Yahoo account, and provide an e-mail address, to contribute. If the goal is to prevent spam contributions, a good CAPTCHA would probably do the trick.

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