Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories.
Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world.
Historypin.com allows users to upload their historical content to Google Maps, as images, movies, audio recordings, stories and recollections, where it can be geo-tagged and dated. Once on the site, street level images can be overlaid onto Google Maps Street View for a fascinating and nostalgic then-and-now juxtaposition.
We have started pinning our photos! Please watch the short video above, gather up your dusty photos from the attic and share them on Historypin.
Historypin has been developed by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do, in partnership with Google.