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Crowdsourcing History

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 8, 2011 in forum not temple |

Nice and timely, two very interesting and very different ways in which museums and archives are crowdsourcing their materials. In case you’ve never heard of it, “crowdsourcing” is a term used to refer to the placement of a task – or more usually a very large series of tasks – in front of an audience, [...]

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An Interview with Historypin Founder Nick Stanhope

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 15, 2011 in forum not temple |

Nick Stanhope, CEO of We Are What We Do and the founder/creator of Historypin, was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule of press promotion this week to talk to me about Historypin, and how he see it working with museums and archives. He has some really interesting ideas about how [...]

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Historypin Review

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 13, 2011 in potpourri |

So on Monday we announced the launch of Historypin, a really interesting new interactive history project. Users from all over the world can share digital content – stories, videos, photos – by “pinning” it to the Google Maps interface. Today we’ll have a quick review/overview of the nuts and bolts of the project, and then [...]

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Historypin Launches

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 11, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources |

Get excited, because this is really, really cool, and it launches today. Historypin is a website that enables users to upload their own historical content – of any kind – and then tag it on Google Maps. It is then geo-cached and dated. You can layer historical streetviews over existing streetviews – or see the [...]

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