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Contest: Take the WU World Network Challenge




This is just a simple contest Western Union is sponsoring in connection with the WU World Network Challenge — to seek out the most globally networked person in the world.

I wrote about it here before back in July. There are currently over 225,000 people who got indexed by WU World but only around 3,000+ are from the Philippines. We wanted more people to visit and check their “Global Network Index” and be counted so we’re running this simple contest.

1) Login to Western Union World (click here) and get your score/index (just need a Facebook account to log in). Keep a screenshot of your score for proof later on.

2) In your Twitter, Plurk, FB or Google+ enter and complete this statement and post it there:

“I scored < your index score > in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

3) Leave a comment in this contest page with your score and the link to your post. Also answer this question in the comments — “What year did the first money transfer arrived?” You should find the info in the WUWorld microsite.

That’s it! (Note: The log in process may take a while since it indexes all your friends and their country of origin to compute your score.)

We will randomly pick 5 winners from all entries, regardless of index score, each of which will win a Php1,000GC from SM/Sodexho, Rustan’s or Stores Specialist.

Contest starts today and ends on September 1, 2011. Announcement is on the same day as well and will ship it to you anywhere in the Philippines within the week.

Disclosure: I was invited by Western Union to be the “ambassador of sorts” for Western Union World, along with Divine Lee and Carlos Celdran; and were compensated for doing so. Western Union is the prize sponsor for this contest.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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107 Responses

  1. katy says:

    Yay! I hope I win!

  2. raffiski35 says:

    i scored 278th in index score of WU.. it was 1871?? hehehe..

  3. Vergel D. Velasquez says:

    I scored 2,767nd http://twitter.com/#!/VrglVlsqz

    The year was 1851….

  4. Paula says:

    I scored 2,468nd —

    https://www.facebook.com/van.rodillo/posts/183078401762174

    “What year did the first money transfer arrived?”
    — 1851

    Thanks!

  5. PauloA says:

    I scored 72! Not bad I guess, for an introvert like me. Here’s the link to my post in fb: http://www.facebook.com/rhiva.paulo.baby.avila

    And also the answer to the question “What year did the first money transfer arrived?” – 1851.

  6. benchmark says:

    “I scored 2967th in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld . Also in 1871, the first money transfer arrived, pioneered by Western Union.”

    Hmmm It didn’t automatically show in my FB page…how come? :( Anyway I will just wait and repost for the link…there is my answer. :)

  7. Jeff says:

    Galing talaga ni sir Abe. Globe nominee na, Ambassador pa!

    ^_^,

  8. einnor says:

    I scored 912

    And also the answer to the question “What year did the first money transfer arrived?” – 1851.

    link to my post:
    https://twitter.com/#!/einnorlester/status/106054982603784192

  9. Jefferson Quidor says:

    “I scored 3088th in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld . Also in 1871, the first money transfer arrived, pioneered by Western Union.”

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2128159936121&set=a.1715048488593.90408.1609643287&type=1&theater

  10. Gilbert Sepillo says:

    I scored 9 in the Western Union World index.
    Not bad for a beginner.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002490536541&sk=wall

    In 1971,the first money transfer arrived.

  11. I scored 61 in the Western Union World index.

    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/nxTRBy
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/qaMNhV
    Google+: http://bit.ly/osrDUH

    What year did the first money transfer arrived? 1871

  12. Please disregard my previous post. I put the wrong index score.

    I scored 163,364 in the Western Union World index.

    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/nW7vTX
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/qDSLiu
    Google+: http://bit.ly/nuGDIj

    What year did the first money transfer arrived? 1871

  13. Omar Parian Adam says:

    My score: 2443 in western union world index

    http://www.facebook.com/momochan100188/posts/141264579296167

    1871 – Money transfer arrived

  14. My bad. Another mistake. Disregard previous 2 posts.

    I scored 231 in the Western Union World index.

    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/ob8uwl
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/noo0au
    Google+: http://bit.ly/nuGDIj

    What year did the first money transfer arrived? 1871

  15. ceejeey says:

    I scored 1007 in the Western Union World index.
    very interesting..

    The first money transfer arrived was in 1871.

    http://www.facebook.com/ceejeey/posts/166687453408607

  16. ryan tiu says:

    My WU world index: 546

    https://www.facebook.com/rrgtiu/posts/210852212306606

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?

    Ans: 1871

  17. Lawrence Fernandez says:

    Index Score – 9061

    http://twitter.com/#!/lancefernandez/status/106206419979747329

    What year did the first money transfer arrived? 1871

  18. My Western Union World Index was: 49191
    23rd most networked in the Philippines

    http://twitter.com/#!/jonharules/status/106206962714292224

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?

    Answer: 1871

  19. Aida Villanueva says:

    Joining!

    World Index Score: 1992

    FB POST: http://www.facebook.com/slither1004/posts/155645054517788
    TWEETED: https://twitter.com/#!/slither1004/status/106214416671969281

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?

    Answer: 1871

  20. fmfallar says:

    My Western Union World Index is: 12

    https://www.facebook.com/fmfallar/posts/271208526238576

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?

    Answer: 1871

  21. CBLazaro says:

    My WU world index: 1320

    i posted it on my FB: http://www.facebook.com/cblazarojr

    Ans: 1871

  22. Sha says:

    Index score is 152.

    Post here: https://plus.google.com/115117515904753904375/posts/WyaEdf1EU1n

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    Answer: 1871

  23. sherwood says:

    Index Score is 660

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/sherwoodhere/status/106278017822752768

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    Answer: 1871

  24. JosephLou says:

    I scored 2,147 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    1851

    http://twitter.com/#!/JosephLou/status/106283896123031552

  25. Geoffrey Reyes says:

    Score: 173,891.

    http://twitter.com/#!/repageo/status/106294393350270977

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?: 1871

  26. joelan delota says:

    I scored 4080
    What year did the first money transfer arrived? ANSWER 1871

  27. ilaybalilay says:

    i scored 1044 and tweeted it here: http://bit.ly/pBdVO4

    the first money transfer arrived in 1851.

  28. Lei says:

    I scored 496 in the Western Union World index.
    http://twitter.com/#!/leicaido/status/106376619106643968

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    Answer: 1871

  29. Lor says:

    “I scored 2340 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

    https://plus.google.com/114486128266980414341/posts/EqDKhMtKtnV

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    1851

  30. Leonard Angelo says:

    My index: 200
    https://www.facebook.com/lenard5
    “What year did the first money transfer arrived?” 1851

  31. willravi says:

    I scored 77 in the Western Union World index.

    http://facebook.com/willravi57

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?

    Answer: 1851

  32. “I scored 8,856 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

  33. Raf says:

    My Western Union World Index is: 481

    https://twitter.com/#!/rafkei/status/106537154280292352

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?

    Answer: 1871

  34. “I scored 8,856 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.
    …The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  35. “I scored 2,444 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld ”.

    …The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  36. frenchy says:

    My score: 6,138
    https://twitter.com/#!/frenchychu/status/106596457037041664

    It was in the year 1851 when the first money transfer arrived.

  37. Nanardz says:

    “I scored 20,532 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

    Faceboo Status— http://www.facebook.com/dranan.orravan

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  38. Karl says:

    I scored 3,179th! :)

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/karlmerc/status/106761578396921857

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  39. Karl says:

    I scored 3,179th! :)

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/karlmerc/status/106761578396921857

    The first money transfer arrived in 1851.

  40. Jethro says:

    I scored 2,139nd!

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?viewas=100000686899395&sk=wall

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  41. Rowel says:

    “I scored 10040 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

    Link: facebook status
    http://www.facebook.com/sec0nd2n0ne

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  42. Sanctuarian06 says:

    I scored 2,428nd!

    http://twitter.com/Sanctuarian06/status/106930711293988864

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  43. Dorothy says:

    My score – 3,197rd!

    http://twitter.com/#!/mommydots/status/106952341428764672

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  44. Josephine Gregorio says:

    I scored 1,040!

    answer: 1871

    FB POST:http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=138913412870011&id=1354744245

    Josephine Gregorio
    jezzie_97(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. Josephine Gregorio says:

    I scored 1,040!!

    answer: 1871

    FB POST:http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=138913412870011&id=1354744245

    Josephine Gregorio
    jezzie_97(at)yahoo(dot)com

  46. Laurence Beruin says:

    I scored 120 (hhmm? baba much)

    http://twitter.com/#!/lancehrin08/status/107041659845480448

    Answer: 1871

    Goodluck everyone

  47. LadyMishel says:

    I scored 2,037
    https://www.facebook.com/michelle.ame/posts/277062492310988
    Answer: 1871

    Michelle Ame
    michelle_ej08[at]yahoo[dot]com

  48. florence says:

    I scored 1,292st!
    http://twitter.com/#!/mstejadilla/status/107146813911478272

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  49. Elinor Semira says:

    I scored 48.

    FB post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=147357478684303&id=100002771371658

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  50. Gigi Beleno says:

    I scored 2,316th in the Western Union World index.

    https://www.facebook.com/gigi.celeminbeleno/posts/168637459877465

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  51. mari kris basilio says:

    my score was 898th..

    http://twitter.com/#!/kyxbasilio

    first money transfer was year 1851

  52. Jomar Cariaga says:

    i am ranked 1341th of 3246 in philippines…

    http://www.facebook.com/dipsoul/posts/191287554271049

    first money transfer was year 1851

  53. “I scored 191 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld ”.

    …The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  54. Jerome Carreon Grego says:

    world index score is 54!

    FB post:http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=230999796945740&id=100001071639131

    answer: 1871

    Jerome Carreon Gregorio
    [email protected]

  55. Williamson says:

    My WU world Index: 90
    Ranking:3,183rd

    http://www.facebook.com/williamsonorfila/posts/251533591543757

    Ans: 1951

  56. vic rodriguez says:

    i scored 2890th

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000031263841

    the 1st money transfer arrived in 1871

  57. Bam Amor says:

    I scored 143,626 in the Western Union World index

    http://twitter.com/DogPatch03/status/107379051869638657

    The first money transfer arrived in 1871.

  58. I scored 210 in the Western Union World index.

    https://plus.google.com/107297385095404505845/posts/C2EVZVFp1gC

    The first money transfer arrived in 1851

  59. Sherwin Ramos says:

    “I scored 882 in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

    First monye transfter 1871

    http://twitter.com/#!/sher_amf/status/108196800799850496

  60. Allen Gail Lucanas says:

    I scored in the Western Union World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld

    http://www.facebook.com/aLucanas/posts/2256219052259?notif_t=like

    first money transfer was on 1871

  61. Richard says:

    My score: 84

    Link: http://twitter.com/#!/sphrynx14/status/108343401581260800

    First money transfer was on 1871

  62. Jor Atienza says:

    “I scored 1140 in the WesternUnion World index. Check out your scores and see how globally networked you are: http://yugatech.ph/wuworld”.

    http://www.facebook.com/jpatienza/posts/1525965846721

    What year did the first money transfer arrived? 1871

  63. Joan Macawili says:

    I scored 605 in the World Index.

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/meeeow18/status/108390462490025984

    Answer: 1871

  64. Jonathan Rojas says:

    I Scored 1072
    http://twitter.com/#!/jarojas714

    answer to question: 1871

  65. jepz says:

    My world index is 275.

    https://plus.google.com/118087733755107966963/posts/NDY8FrLvstM

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    Answer: 1871

  66. Kany Vic Perez says:

    I scored 20 (World Index)

    http://twitter.com/#!/indestructabl_e/status/108853575928643584

    What year did the first money transfer arrived?
    Answer: 1871

  67. J Allyssa says:

    WORLD INDEX: 186

    “What year did the first money transfer arrived?”
    A: 1871

    FB: http://www.facebook.com/joselleallyssa/posts/240865245948811
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jaf1124/status/108853502171820032

  68. yuga says:

    Thanks to everyone who joined! Will announce winners tomorrow.

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