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Google Utilized to “Make History” for 9/11 Remembrance

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Google has been criticized by some in the past for not featuring 9/11 doodles on the home page on the anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Google is, however, pointing to a site from the company’s official blog, that invites people to "share their experiences of 9/11 and its aftermath in an effort to preserve the memories of that time."

The site is called Make History, and utilizes Google Maps Street View and Google’s App Engine. People can submit their photos/videos of the site of the World Trade Center attacks, the Pentagon, and the site of the Flight 93 crash, as well as their stories.

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Make History

The site was created by the National September 11th Memorial & Museum in partnership with design firm Local Projects

Bing and Ask both have up 9/11 memorial images, and there is an iPhone app called 9/11 Numbers (via RWW).

Doug Caverly of WebProNews, who also writes regularly for the NYC Tower site, has a new piece up today. Read that here.

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  • http://www.crearecommunications.co.uk Adam

    I think it’s great that Google have finally supported a 9/11 memorial – I think it’s fair to say that most people will appreciate it somewhere to remember those who died in the atrocities of that day. This seems tasteful and worthwhile.

  • http://www.gardeningabc.net/ Gardening ABC

    I think this date is unforgetable. It’s not a page in our modern history, it’s a BOOK! Google changes is logo many times for important ocasions, and the 9/11 should be one of them.

  • http://www.hacker-soft.net/ Carina Dong

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  • http://hubpages.com/profile/dame+scribe Gin

    A day that will live for many and probably one of the most difficult days to remember. It is heartbreaking for the witnesses and ones directly affected by this event. It’s good thoughts for Google to provide a platform for many to share their experiences. Thank you Google.

  • http://www.movconverterformac.org/ Guest

    Maybe google has it’s own thought.

  • Guest

    I can’t help but wonder about how the internet will effect how long an incident will stay in the forefront of american lives. Will it make any difference at all?
    I know how scared I was on 9/11/2001. Was it the same for my grandmother on 12/7/1941? I look at pictures of the Pearl Harbor event and am fascinated and use to wonder “What kinds of feelings were people going through?” Since 2001 I think I have a pretty good idea.

  • Adam

    I’m a pretty smart dude, but I couldn’t figure out WHAT was going on with that site. It didn’t seem to do anything special that I couldn’t do at maps.google.com. Weak.