Off topic: Yet another fascinating website to get distracted by
Thread poster: Noni Gilbert

Noni Gilbert
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Jul 17, 2011

http://www.historypin.com/

You have been warned....

Cheers

Noni


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Wow Jul 17, 2011

That site is SUCH a great idea! I'll encourage my family to contribute to the map of Egypt. Thanks Noni

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apk12  Identity Verified
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But... Jul 17, 2011

Hm probably great idea but let's see whether of how it will grow.
See: http://www.historypin.com/photos/search/#/geo:52.517,13.4/zoom:7/date_from:1840-01-01/date_to:2001-12-31/marker:2869004/

17 photos so far. If I go - right now - just out of my door, I will land on the flee market, it's just around the corner here. Every Sunday, so right now I will land there when I leave my place. Among private stands, there are also stands of photographers, they have boxes of them, full boxes. Btw., it's the photographers themselves selling them. So you have: a) more of them to view (quite quite more, compared to those 17 photos...) - and b) you can have a nice talk with the person who made the photo in let's say 1960 or 1970...

And you can pin something, if you like that, right on your wall or refridgerator. Nice ones, sharp, excellent contrast, perfect analogue camera roll print. Sure, it's some EUR, but you don't have to turn your printer on for a poor quality print from a webpage.

(Don't take that one seriously, it was just a mini-post call for analougue photography experience. Sure, for a worldwide map of historical pics definitely a nice idea.)




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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Soon.. Jul 17, 2011

The global edition of the site was only launched last week, 11 July. I expect it will have more than 17 photos of your town very soon!
Actually, I won't be surprised if it's soon acquired by Google for a gazillion dollars and developed into another one of those megasites everyone's on.


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Claudia Luque Bedregal  Identity Verified
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Nice! Jul 18, 2011

I agree with Noni and Nesrin, it's a fascinating site (I should've started working like an hour ago) and a great idea!
Thanks for sharing! Now I can travel to all those places (and also travel in time) in just a click
Have a good week!
Claudia


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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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Apparently there is already a partnership with Google... Jul 19, 2011

Nesrin wrote:

Actually, I won't be surprised if it's soon acquired by Google for a gazillion dollars and developed into another one of those megasites everyone's on.


It says near the bottom of the home page...

[Edited at 2011-07-19 15:50 GMT]


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