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HistoryPin.comThe team behind History Pin terms it a time machine that will let people share their life stories in a new way – one that is more suited to the actual dynamics of the Internet.


On the site, people are invited to post photographs of events that defined their lives and have them geo-tagged.

Each one of these images comes with a detailed description, and these descriptions are actually quite reminiscent of small stories in many cases. The idea is that the photos and the texts that are thus uploaded and tagged are situated in a Google map for everybody to see and read.

And Google Maps is not the only service which is used to contextualize the images and their accompanying stories – Street View is also employed in order to give everything a chance to be even more relatable to. Because that is the one true aim of the site in the end: letting people from different generations start finding common ground and interacting with one another in earnest. In Their Own Words

“Historypin is a like a digital time machine that allows people to view and share their personal history in a totally new way.

It uses Google Maps and Street View technology and hopes to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories.

Historypin asks the public to dig out, upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. Uniquely, Historypin lets you layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, giving a series of peaks into the past.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

The site makes it very easy for people both young and old to share life experiences with just anybody.

Some Questions About

Anything that facilitates the dialog between different generations is innately valuable.

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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