Hash Gordon: Social picture galleries in a flashPosted: November 20, 2012 | |
Our latest n0tice app has already been making the news. Only launched this month, several journalists have already found the embeddable picture gallery maker a useful way to visualise picture sharing around an Instagram hashtag.
HashGordon can create picture galleries from any hashtagged images shared on Instagram. It’s available for any journalist, blog, picture editor etc. to use – just like the other n0tice.org open journalism tools, it isn’t restricted to the Guardian’s newsroom.
HashGordon means that multiple users at events can contribute or a journalist or blogger can crowdsourced images from across the wider web. All images retain their original attribution in the final image gallery.
Here’s a few examples of it in action.
Crowdsourcing: Best Band Tees
The Guardian’s Music team was the first to spot the potential and invited their readers to contribute snaps of their favourite band t- shirts. Friday night fun followed and this gallery of images (which any music blog can also now share) was born.
Live news: November 14 anti-austerity action
Community co-ordinator at The Guardian, Hannah Waldram wanted to track the activity happening oversees for this news story about the day of action to protest against savage public spending cuts. The gallery picked up on the existing hashtag already in circulation on Twitter #n14.
Event coverage: Manchester Hackathon
I thought it would be interesting to invite anyone interested in helping to chronicle this open data event for developers to contribute to this gallery which captured Instagram pictures for the hashtag #McrHack.
Instruction on how to create the galleries have now been added to the n0tice.org website along with the other documentation for use by developers and journalists.