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December 4, 2012 10:57 AM   Subscribe

NYCbaton is a blog that gives a different Instagram-using New Yorker the chance to post a photo and story of their life in NYC each day. Every day, there's something different from someone else, but it's an interesting view of the city from so many contributors. It is reminiscent of Sweden's national Twitter account, and how a different resident posts each day to that feed.
posted by mathowie (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I really like this idea. Are the photos in chronological order? I get a bit confused which posts are from what day and from who. I'll throw my name in the hat to represent Chinatown.
posted by pravit at 11:22 AM on December 4, 2012


Sweden's not the only country with a national twitter account - there's also @WeAreAustralia, @TweetWeekUSA, and @CuratorsMexico. Cities join in, too. I was one of the @PeopleOfLeeds earlier this year. Here's a pretty thorough list of national and city-specific shared accounts.
posted by cilantro at 11:27 AM on December 4, 2012


I carried the baton back in September - it was a lot of fun!
posted by blaneyphoto at 11:33 AM on December 4, 2012


This shot of the cover of today's Post is like nightmare fuel.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:59 PM on December 4, 2012


This shot of the cover of today's Post is like nightmare fuel.

What...the fuck.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:22 PM on December 4, 2012


Who takes a picture like that instead of trying to help the guy? What kind of sociopathic asshole does that?
posted by Splunge at 2:16 PM on December 4, 2012


Oh, he was "trying to flash his camera to alert the train operator," which is literally the worst excuse I have ever heard.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:29 PM on December 4, 2012


I had a turn at the @WeAreAustralia account, back in July. It was a lot of fun, and all the other #RotationCuration people are really interesting.

I like the idea of doing this with photos for a smaller local area though, it gives a more intimate view of a city.
posted by harriet vane at 6:55 PM on December 4, 2012


today's my turn to carry the baton!
posted by pravit at 7:24 AM on December 10, 2012


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