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Yahoo Builds Electronic Time Capsule October 10, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Yahoo.

The historic Pyramid of the Sun will play host to another historic event – the first ever electronic anthropology archive, better known as a “time capsule.” Search giant Yahoo put the call out Tuesday for submissions, asking Internet users to submit photos, writings and home movies to the project.

The time capsule would be opened in 2020 at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, Calif. heaquarters as part of the search engine’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Copies of the digital archive would also be given to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and The National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City.

From October 25-27, content gathered will be projected onto the sites of the pyramid, also known by the traditional name “Teotihuacan.” In addition, Yahoo will send the information into space through a digitized laser light beam.

Submissions will be accepted through a central Web site for the project. To promote the initiative, Yahoo is placing ads on 20 localized homepages around the world, it said.

“One in two Internet users around the world use Yahoo!, and we are proud to document this moment in history with them in celebration of the global online community,” Yahoo head Jerry Wang said. “It will be fascinating to see what people submit as their part of this 2006 snapshot, which will be shared with generations to come.”

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