MaYoMo Announces Highlights and Polling Results from Copenhagen Climate Change Citizen Journalism Channel

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More than two thousand citizens post over five hundred videos to signal attitudes regarding global climate change.

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, is proud to have been a supporter and contributor to the rich amount of citizen journalism content generated at this month’s Copenhagen Climate Conference via its Copenhagen 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 ran December 7-18, 2009.

MaYoMo received nearly 500 video news reports from Copenhagen over the course of the event and over 2,000 individuals participated in MaYoMo’s poll to assess global attitudes towards climate change. Alongside MaYoMo.com, major media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Current.com, and CNN also hosted citizen journalism channels for viewers and attendees of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

“The level of interest and participation in our Copenhagen channel demonstrates the importance and popularity of this emerging medium of journalism,” said Hristo Alexiev, cofounder of MaYoMo. “With today’s ubiquitous portable recording devices and the MaYoMo platform, anyone can broadcast their account of current events such that journalism has transcended the news studio and landed in the hands of those who wish to share their personal experiences with the world.”

The global scale and complexity of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference made it a perfect platform for MaYoMo.com users. In contrast to the intensive and involved news reports of major networks, MaYoMo.com provided viewers a clear, feet-on-the-street glimpse into the atmosphere in Copenhagen with coverage of some of the event’s most important highlights.

Moments such as The Protest Rally, Protesters’ Clash with Danish Police and Lord Mockton’s comparing of environmentalists to Hitler youth were captured by MaYoMo citizen journalists and made available around the globe.    

Additionally, global attitudes regarding climate change were monitored on the MaYoMo Copenhagen 2009 channel homepage by asking the question, “Are you ready to pay for the reduction of CO2 emissions?” Results were delivered in real-time at http://mayomo.com/cop15, and were filtered by country for a demographic analysis of all results. Overall, 43-percent of poll participants indicated they were personally willing to participate in paying the costs associated with reducing greenhouse emissions, while 29-percent said they were unwilling, and 28-percent were undecided.

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. 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.

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.

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