Countless scared Facebook account corpses are waiting to be dumped on the market to turn a quick profit. In hommage to them, the Movement for Account Corpses has created a virtual coin rotating in front of the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange. Today, May 1, 2012, the founder of the movement, Muji Zapedzki, has solemnly unveiled the Augmented Reality Sculpture.
The Coin is printed with the slogan In Account Corpses We Trust and an account corpse. With the Augmented Reality Browser "Layar" it can be seen worldwide. The account corpse coin is part of the arOCCUPY May Day 2012 organized by Mark Skwarek (US) and Warren Armstrong (AU) from Manifest.AR and Augmented Reality Activists. Brooklyn based Devotion Gallery will show the AR intervention live, on site in the NYC's Financial District.
Zuckerberg - soon to be account corpses' honorary president?
As an act of good faith, the Movement for Account Corpses offers the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg the honorary presidency. "If Mark Zuckerberg has indeed given birth to more account corpses than there are people wandering around on earth, this proportion results by calculating with Nielsen's 90-9-1 formula, our offer stands", said Muji Zapedzki. (According to Nielsen, 90 percent of online community members are inactive, 9 percent are occasionally active and 1 percent are deeply involved.)
In order to calculate the exact number of account corpses, Mark Zuckerberg is asked to publish the total amount of registered Facebook accounts but also to urgently rectify his calculation of "active users". According to an article in the New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg offends tens of millions of proud Facebook account corpses by calling them "active users, writes the Movement for Account Corpses in an Open Letter to Zuckerberg.
"Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, just because an account keeper presses the 'Like' button somewhere on the internet, shares a twitter message or has some automatic Facebook updates running which he doesn't know anything about you cannot withdraw the account corpse status from our members!", the movement complains.
Facebook should implement a special account corpse status as soon as possible. Therefore the Movement for Account Corpses has already offered assistance. Only with its help, interested companies will finally be able to place advertising on Facebook which is specially targeted at account corpses.
The Second Life based Movement for Account Corpses was founded by the avatar Muji Zapedzki and her account keeper Susanne Berkenheger in 2007. By general request of the account corpse scene, the movement declared to represent the account corpses of all metaverses and online communities in the very first month of its existence. The estimated number of members runs into tens of billions.
To see the coin, please follow these steps:
1) If the Augmented Reality Browser 'Layar' was not pre-installed on your device please download it for free from the Android Market or App Store.
2) Open 'Layar'.
3) Touch on 'Layers' (bottom left corner of the screen)
4) Enter 'movement for account corpses' oder 'commemorate' in the search field.
5) Open the layer 'Commemorate' and start commemorating.
The movement-for-account-corpses.de was presented at the exhibition second art, has been nominated for the IBM Award for New Media 2008 and was awarded the CYNETart prize 2008 In 2009 the fictional weblog The Last Days of Second Life was awarded the net residency Bremen and participated in the project e-tribal art by the Romanian foundation "AltArt". In 2011 the blog got honorable mention at the International Competition New Media (on/offline) by Stuttgart Filmwinter.
Adaptation of the photo: nasdaq (http://flickr.com/photos/35268585@N00/80665174) by vobios, available under CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en) © 2003 vobios.
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