Instagram Heat Maps Show Where News Is Breaking In Real-Time [Pics]

Instagram Heat Maps Show Where News Is Breaking In Real-Time [Pics]
technology

Now people can get greater insight into local events thanks to data sourced from people's online photos.

Ross Brooks
  • 24 february 2014

Social media has already proven its worth as a way to find breaking news stories, but thanks to a new tool called HereFeed, it could also provide a way to find out where the latest news is happening. HereFeed is a real-time visual map that groups Instagram photos as big pink bubbles based on where they were geotagged. This kind of tool could prove useful as a way to decide where to send field reporters, as well as a way to source visual assets for a particular story.

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