ABOUT

Every year we compile a CD of the best that humanity could offer, and send it into space from a different location than the previous launch, with the hope that an alien species will get to know us better. We think that what people watch, share, and like, are the most telling measures of our culture.

WHY?

Because we think that the astronomer Carl Sagan was wrong in choosing what compilation to burn for the Voyager's CD. That CD does not represent our species, but a cherry picked collection of videos, photos and messages. We want to fix that! We want to send into space CD compilations with the most defining videos, messages and photos and the best way to do that is to see what billions and billions of humans pay attention to.

The way that we choose what is relevant is simple. Youtube is the largest video platform in the world and their main metric is "views". So, we choose the most viewed video of the year. Twitter is the largest microblogging platform where people post their short thoughts and repost them. Therefore, we look at the RST (re-shared short thought) of the year. And lastly, since Twitter restricts users to 140 characters, but a photo is worth 1.000 words, then we chose the most popular photo platform, Instagram, and specifically the most liked Instagram post (photo) of the year.

We think that our approach is the most scientifically objective one in order to represent our human species. Aliens, wherever and whoever they are, have the right to know the truth!

HOW?

We burn a CD with a yearly compilation, tie it to a helium baloon, and release it into the atmosphere. Our long term goal is to get SpaceX or NASA on board and be able to send our CD compilations into the outer solar system. We use TROMjaro to burn the CD.

HOW 2?

We get our sources from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-viewed_YouTube_videos#By_year_of_release + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-retweeted_tweets + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-liked_Instagram_posts

WHEN?

At the end of every year. Stay tuned! We have barely started so we haven't released any CD compilation yet, however at the end of 2020 we plan to achieve two launches: one for 2020, and one as a mega-compilation of 6 CDs from 2014 to 2020..

TYB?

TYB, or "The Yearly Best", originates from T.Y.B - "Take your bitch". The name of a gang created by the infamous and swag *cough* *cough*, Cole West, Nick and Jason Hinton. Although the gang is well know throughout the McKinney suburb from which it originated, it is not respected and is often laughed at. The gang is often associated as a group of wanna-be badasses who in reality are a bunch of tools and pussies.

Source: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=T.Y.B.

WHO?

TROM people from TROMsite.com. We are concerned that aliens do not know us, unless we are honest and send them the proper representations of our culture. Period.