MaYoMo Experiences Unprecedented Participation in Dedicated Copenhagen Climate Change Channel

Video-based citizen journalism proves a popular tool for passionate eco-stewards throughout the world.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2009

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 reported a record number of participants, contributors and followers on its Copenhagen Channel at http://mayomo.com/cop15 a dedicated MaYoMo news channel. The channel was created in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 (COP15) to give citizen journalists a platform to share content and voice their opinions throughout the conference, which runs December 7-18, 2009.

Since its inception on December 1, 2009, MaYoMo’s Copenhagen Channel has acquired nearly 200 user-generated videos and a steadily increasing stream of contributors to its online poll, setting a record for participation and content posting on http://mayomo.com.

“This overwhelming participation on the MaYoMo Copenhagen Channel is a testament to the sense of passion people throughout the world feel about global warming and CO2 emission regulations, and demonstrates the desire that eco-conscious citizens have to broadcast their perspectives,” said Hristo Alexiev, cofounder of MaYoMo. “We wanted to empower those who feel strongly about the outcome of the Climate Change Conference by giving them a platform to voice and share their personal opinions with others around the globe.”

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 are filtered by country for a demographic breakdown of the polling. Participants can also echo the comments and opinions of others, creating a rally for like-minded individuals around the world.

MaYoMo.com subscribers can get a sense of being on-site at the conference by watching important and exciting moments captured by video camera-wielding attendees. Videos posted on the COP15 channel include:

  • the Climate March,
  • police clashes and Lord Monckton,
  • global warming skeptics’ comments comparing protesters to ‘Hitler youth,’ and more

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 videos and news articles. Follow MaYoMo on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MaYoMo, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/mayomo.

About MaYoMo.com
MaYoMo is a web-based platform for user-generated news, through which anyone 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 the service is the display of all news on a world map which also features a built-in "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 http://www.mayomo.com.

Contact:
Stephen Drusano
Skyya Communications
ph: +1 212 969 1777
stephen(dot)drusano(at)skyya(dot)com

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