Friday, September 09, 2011

Sharing Your Memories of 9/11

NYT: Where I Was Map

The New York Times' 'The Reckoning' is an in depth examination of life in America and in the rest of the world on and since 9/11. The feature includes a Google Map called Where I Was.

The map allows users to add a comment to the map explaining where they were at the time of the 9/11 attacks and / or how they feel now. When browsing the submitted comments it is is possible to filter the results by mood.

The map also includes a number of quick links to zoom the map to Ground Zero, New York and to Washington.

National Geographic Channel - Remembering 9/11

The National Geographic Channel has created this Google Map to commemorate the collective presence and kindness of strangers that got many people through the unimaginable horrors they witnessed on 9/11.

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 the National Geographic Channel is inviting everyone to rebuild this collective history of 9/11 by sharing their personal stories on this interactive Google Map.

The Remembering 9/11 Facebook app allows users to post brief accounts of their 9/11 experiences and mark their stories on the interactive map. Users are also able to explore all posted anecdotes by location and filter stories to see their friends’ stories and share comments.

The app is available worldwide in nine languages.

Hvad Lavede du Den 11

Danish broadcaster TV 2 is also interested in how Danes remember the atrocities of 9/11. They have created this Google Map to collect the memories of their viewers.

Users of the map can add where they were during the attacks and how the attacks affected them. The map also includes summaries by some of TV 2's own news correspondents.

Hat-tip: microformats.dk

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