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A Worldwide Photo Project Needs You (And Your Grandparents)

Have you seen those blast-from-the-past photos on Flickr? (It's hard to explain; just follow the link.) Well Google has teamed up with We Are What We Do, a small, self-proclaimed "social movement," to take it a step further. Their brainchild, Historypin, is an interactive, worldwide, crowd-sourcing photo project, which just launched in June.

Screen grab from historypin.com shows London now and then. hide caption

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Screen grab from historypin.com shows London now and then.

In short, upload your old photos, geo-tag them to Google maps and share the story. Then spend hours exploring what will assuredly become an infinite web of photo stories. Part of the mission behind the project is to bridge the gap between generations:

"Old people know stuff young people don't," their website says. "And young people know stuff old people don't. ... While they're using Historypin, a lot of young people will be asking older people for photos, and a lot of older people will be asking young people when to click and when to double click."

Check out the introductory video:

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