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Citizen Video-Journalism to Take Center Stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 (COP15)
MaYoMo Launches Dedicated Copenhagen 2009 Video Channel for World Citizens to Rally Their Opinions on the Eve of COP15
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 2, 2009 12:55 PM
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/02/09 -- MaYoMo (Map Your Moments); a powerful new video-centric social network for citizen journalism and the most inspired alternative source for global, multimedia news content; today announced the launch of the Copenhagen 2009 channel -- a dedicated news channel to address global climate issues and opinions. The channel was created in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 (COP15) to give citizen journalists a platform to voice their opinions throughout the conference, which runs December 7-18, 2009.
"Our goal is to create a social citizen platform for debate and we have started with a simple Yes/No question to determine how people perceive their personal involvement in climate issues," said Hristo Alexiev, cofounder of MaYoMo. "We want to provoke both climate change proponents and skeptics to take a stand and to express their views on environmental matters. In other words, we want to establish a global polling environment and allow world citizens to talk to each other and have their opinion heard on the eve of COP15."
To monitor the global attitudes regarding climate change and to engage users to participate in the global debate on climate issues, the home page of the MaYoMo Copenhagen 2009 channel asks the question, "Are you ready to pay for the reduction of CO2 emissions?" Results are delivered in real-time at http://mayomo.com/cop15, and global opinions can be filtered by country for a demographic analysis of all results.
Access to content on the MaYoMo website is free. Anyone can quickly create an account and start contributing content and uploading photos, video, and other media assets -- from a variety of devices, including video-enabled phones. The MaYoMo platform allows users to place their news reports not only in the real world, but in "Virtu" as well -- a continent with virtual countries, such as Second Life, World of Warcraft, and dozens more.
MaYoMo has achieved unprecedented geographic coverage for its new online global news site. Since launching in late Q4 2008, members from 120 countries have posted more than 57,000 news articles. Follow MaYoMo on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MaYoMo, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/mayomo.
MaYoMo is a web-based platform for user-generated news, through which everyone can upload materials from either computers or mobile devices, empowering a new era of Internet news creation and distribution. MaYoMo lets users ask and learn, "What's happening, where and when?" Unique to our service is the display of all news on a world map where we have also built in a "Virtu" continent hosting news from virtual worlds. To experience the power of news like never before, and participate in the future of journalism and news content distribution, please visit www.mayomo.com.
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