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This article was published on August 27, 2011

Instacane: The story of Hurricane Irene told through Instagram

Instacane: The story of Hurricane Irene told through Instagram
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

If you haven’t seen it yet, this is definitely worth a look: Instacane is very cool web collection of Instagram photos telling the story of Hurricane Irene.

The site was set up by Chris Ackermann, the Director of Emerging Platforms at New York Times R&D. He and his friend Peter Ng, also of NYTimes R&D put it together yesterday. Ackermann says they will be adding ways to visualize the timeline of photos over the course of the hurricane based on local areas. Not only is it highly entertaining, but it’s an amazing, visual public archive of the event and the people affected by it.

Many thanks to Brian Snyder for the tip!