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The Beat: an Instagram and Google Street View mashup

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Instagram had a love child with Google Street View? As ridiculous as that sounds, the guys from Social Media Information Lab, at the School of Communications and Information at Rutgers University, have recently completed a project called The Beat. It’s a website where you can see Instagram photos and what’s around them. It’s actually a pretty clever idea. They use Instagram photos users added to their map, and combine them with the corresponding Google Street View location to help explore topics in a new way.

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Darwin is a Melbourne-based marketing and sales professional. He has a penchant for coffee, New York bagels, and zombies. His other interests include music, modern art, smart comedy and films.

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