Thursday, July 15, 2010

Many Things Thursday - A Digital Time Machine


"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things."

Thursday, on Shades Of The Departed, will be dedicated to
many things,
and nothing in particular.

Many Things Thursday

Let me introduce you to Historypin. Historypin is sort of a digital time machine that allows you to view and share your personal history in a very unique way. Historypin asks you to dig out, upload and pin your old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. It lets you layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, giving a series of peeks into the past.

Historypin uses Google Maps and Street View technology to accomplish this. They hope to become the largest user-generated archive of the world's historical images and stories.

Oh, how I hope they can do it. But they can't do it without us, so if you pin a photo and tell a story please leave a comment or send a note to the footnoteMaven@comcast.net, so I can compile a list of our efforts.

Here is a short video describing the project.



If you want to find out more about Historypin or We Are What We Do, visit www.wearewhatwedo.org or contact historypin@wearewhatwedo.org

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cool web site. I pinned three photos on History Pin with a short story for each. It was fun.

July 18, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Abba-Dad said...

What an amazing concept. I started doing these on my own, trying to compare my old photos to recent ones. This will make it much easier. Thanks for sharing!

July 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

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