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How globally connected are you? Western Union wants to know

/ 05:43 PM July 21, 2011


MANILA, Philippines—With the Philippines recently named as the social networking capital of the world, international financial services firm Western Union launched on Thursday YourWorld, an online application that “visualizes Facebook fans’ global connections and users  receive a score that shows how globally connected they are.”

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“We wanted to find a way to give consumers their own bird’s eye view of their personal network in the world.  As well as being a fun way to celebrate the power of human connectivity, Your World is going to create some fascinating insights, and perhaps encourage more of us to reach out to our fellow global citizens,” said Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek.

The launch of Your World is in line with Western Union’s 160th anniversary.

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“When we were thinking how best to celebrate our landmark 160th anniversary and the role we play in connecting people across the globe, Your World made perfect sense,” Hirsek said.

Once again, the Philippines has a chance to shine in the global community through the application. A user can log in using a Facebook account. The individual score of a Facebook user will contribute to the respective country which will also evaluate the most “geographically connected” nation.

Interested users may visit Your World by logging in using your Facebook account. www.westernunionworld.com/yourworld

Western Union, one of world’s leading global payment services, provides its clients—both businesses and consumers—with convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, and to send payments and to purchase money orders.

In 2010, the World Bank named the Philippines as the world’s fourth largest recipient of remittances after India, China and Mexico.

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TOPICS: Facebook, social networking, Western Union, YourWorld
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