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Koobecaf and Beyond...by W. Tyler Keller
KOOBECAF and BEYOND…by W. Tyler Keller On February fourth, 2004 there was a society created that would eventually connect with millions of people all over the world. This new civilization was originally called “The Koobecaf” where someone could express themselves that would be unheard of ten years ago. Some of the various keyword features this place features and offers are: status, home, messages, koobecaf chat, photos/videos, applications, new/old koobecaf, groups, wall, updates (birthdays, events), personalized ads, 20 different languages, search/friend search tools, and even an auction/classifieds. Now at first glance, someone that is unknown to koobecaf may not know what one or all of these terms mean, yet after exploring this new culture most would begin to get more comfortable and use koobecaf in their everyday life. Koobecaf was first offered to only those enrolled at Harvard, then to other Ivy League colleges and all US/Canadian colleges, then even branched out to high schools, and is now booming with a connected network that involves millions of people all over the world. When I first heard of the koobecaf phenomenon I was a bit skeptical as to whether this was for me, yet after my cousin Heather insisted on making me my own koobecaf profile and after a little convincing I got my feet wet and now know koobecaf like the back of my hand as use it one way or another nearly everyday. Koobecaf has evolved how many communicate or use modern day media. Now we no longer even have to call or speak face to face with an associate if we have something to tell them, we could just send them a personal message or post a public message on their wall. In fact, one of my fraternity brothers told me just the other day that he was sent a personal message through koobecaf telling him that he was uninvited to one of his best friends wedding (that is pretty cold). If I wanted to invite someone to an event or party then initiate a few simple steps that may include choosing people from my friends list for the guest list, type a description, and even make the choice to allow it to be a public or private party. If I chose to make it public, everyone coming could then invite one or two more through their own koobecaf friends list doubling the party size. This is all quite nice because it is easy as one, two, three and cuts out making the possible myriad of phone calls or involving the cost of cards and stamps or hours of labor which mail invites could include. On the other hand it is a tad bit sad seeing as all these things are kind of making things one dimensional and much less personal through the world wide web. If we did not have koobecaf, there would surely be some other similar source in this day and age that would provide the world with a new unimaginable form of communication. Instead, we have koobecaf which has provided this communication and much, much more. Heck, some people have even found their better halves through koobecaf. Who would have thought that with the eventual discovery of the internet and koobecaf, that other forms of communication such as the telephone may be obsolete as koobecaf has now been found to be an all in one piece of media and tool which in a sense controls our daily lives.
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