Friday, September 3, 2010

Crowdsourcing History with Historypin

September 1, 2010 News - Canadian Heritage History Network website

Historypin is a digital time machine that uses crowdsourcing to create a new way for the world to see and share history.

The site allows people to upload their old photos, and the stories behind them, and “pin” them onto the Historypin map.

You can search Historypin by place, and also by time. And, best of all, you can compare the old photo to how the same place looks today, using Google Streetview.

Historypin’s goal is to become the world’s largest crowdsourced archive of historical images, in the hope of getting generations talking more, sharing more, and coming together more often.

Historypin is the product of collaboration between We Are What We Do, a global movement that inspires people to use their everyday behaviour to affect big environmental and social issues, and Google.

Check out Historypin today—and start sharing!