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That was then, this is This Is Now: a site for keeping track of time
People upload a lot of pictures to Instagram. The company announced earlier this year that it had passed the one billion mark and estimated over five million new photos are added every day. Those numbers can be hard to fathom, which is where the website This is Now comes in handy. The site extracts Instagram pictures using their geotags and displays them in real-time. So far, you can only choose from a handful of cities (New York, Sao Paulo, London, Tokyo, and Sydney), but when you click on, the result is kind of like a mini vacation. People doing stuff seems to be a common theme throughout. That and food. A sausage from London, pancakes in Japan, cherries in Brazil… it seems that people, no matter what part of the globe they’re in, love taking pictures of food.
OK, I’m hungry.