The Web is a fabulous tool for crowdsourcing ideas, funding and memories. In this installment of 'Connecting the Dots' we visit the fascinating HistoryPin project, Year of the Bay which relies on the contribution of images from the photo archives of both private and public collections.
Triggered by the Port of San Francisco's 150th anniversary Year of the Bay shares the events, people and places that form a mosaic of its history, showcasing them in map displays, photo tours, collections and slide shows. While most of the shared images are based in San Francisco (see the interactive map), there are some contributions from the Vallejo area. Pinterest lovers will like the use of pins to insert map images and there is a feature that allows visitors to comment on these images.
We particularly like the slideshow feature. Just under 800 photos in a random mix give a wonderful glimpse of life in the Bay Area over a wide span of time. That's a lot of images to check out in one sitting...So bookmark the page and come back to it from time to time..Knoshing on it.slowly as if it is a plate of tasty hors d'oeuvres.
Got some images you want to share? First time HistoryPin users need to register first--It's free---with a straightforward procedure for uploading images.