Folks at Instagram are now letting you see New Year celebrations from across the globe in a dedicated photo stream optimised for the desktop. True blue Instagrammers would have put down the night's revelry in pictures and shared it on the platform for the world to see. How exciting would it be then to see how those in London ringed in the New Year, or those in Beijing for that matter celebrated the last day of 2012.
Instagram brings all New Year photos in one photo stream
Head over to instagram.com/nye and view the large collection of photos that are coming in from across the globe, of people celebrating the final hours of 2012. If you’re on the page already, you’ll see images from across the globe separated by time zones. At the bottom of the page, you will be able to spot the time zones and the countries ringing in the new year in those time zones grouped together. For example, at UTC+5:30 both Colombo and Delhi ringed in the New Year and are therefore, grouped together. To view all the photos in the stream, you will have to use the navigation arrows on the bottom of the page, on either sides. If you hover your mouse over the photo thumbnails, you will be able to see who posted the image. Clicking on any of the photos will open it in a different window, and let you ‘like’ it and add comments.
In an official blog post, Instagram writes, “We love seeing photos shared from all different parts of the world. As Instagrammers count down to 2013, we wanted to give you a simple way to see how people are celebrating. At instagram.com/nye, you can see photos from every part of the world as the clock strikes midnight in a given timezone. Use the navigation at the bottom to hop from one city to another. You’ll be able to see photos from cities like Auckland that are already celebrating, and as the day goes on you’ll see photos from everywhere else in the world.”
Certainly an interesting concept coming from Instagram, wherein it is letting you see all the images coming in from different parts of the world and forming a sort of a virtual photo album.
Happy New Year!