Instagram is a photo sharing service based around instant photo sharing and viewing, so why not take advantage of its real-time nature for gauging the “pulse” of a city?
This is Now is an awesome new website that shows you a live view of the world through the eyes of Instagram users.
The service currently monitors 9 major cities around the world: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, San Paulo, London, Stockholm, Paris, Tokyo, and Sydney. Here’s what the home screen looks like:
Click on any of them, and you’ll be taken to a constantly updated page that shows new Instagram images in real-time as they’re captured in that city.
Selecting any photograph takes you to its individual page on Instagram’s website.
The This is Now project is a visual composition which uses real-time updates from the ever popular Instagram application based on users’ geotag locations. The tool streams photos instantly as soon as they are uploaded on Instagram and captures a city’s movement, in a fluid story.
In addition to real-time photos, the app also collects and displays real time stats showing how teach city’s page is being enjoyed. Simply click the “What is this?” link in the upper left:
Well, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the websites to start enjoy filtered views of the world near you!