So today. It’s my first day of physical therapy for my foot, and I’m still reeling from the “Girls Tell All” episode of The Bachelor last night. As a result, I thought I’d use this time today to share a neat new website a friend of mine launched, called The Pre-Digital Project (instead of talking about how crazy Tierra is, I mean). I’ve mentioned it before on OAPT’s Facebook page, but the Pre-Digital Project is sort of like a virtual timeline for places. Its mission is to raise awareness for the importance of preservation and the past, achieved through maintaining a digital record of locations and landmarks throughout history via images.
As someone who is more than a little bit fascinated by history (lest I remind you all how I geeked out in Colonial Williamsburg for my last birthday), I think this concept is really cool!
It’s sort of like Pinterest, but for history preservation instead of planning your weddings/learning a sock bun/making cupcakes. Ya know?
People can submit their own photos of places from different moments over the years, and even pitch in by submitting names and dates for uncategorized photos they recognize. Sort of nostalgia + good citizen effect all rolled into one, in my opinion. After Hurricane Sandy, the Pre-Digital Project did a great mini campaign focused on the Jersey Shore, featuring images from before and after Sandy transformed the area.
According to their Facebook page, the Pre-Digital Project is “a new movement that encourages you to take your old photographs out of the drawer and post them before they fade away.” I mean, how could you say no to that? You can’t Instagram everything, people (as much as some of us may try).