Watch the Visual Story of Hurricane Sandy Unfold in Real Time With WeatherChute

October 30, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

Hurricane Sandy, the slow moving mega storm is pounding the Northeast coast of the United States and those caught in the middle of it all are sharing photos of their experiences on Twitter and Instagram using the #Sandy hashtag.

Watching this stream of photos provides a context for the storm that’s not usually seen by those of us not in experiencing it firsthand.  Whether it’s a family playing board games by candlelight, a full wine glass next to some ice cream and a magazine, or an uprooted tree in the front yard, each photo tells a unique story of what it’s like to be stuck in Sandy’s path.

Using the Chute media platform, we built WeatherChute to tap into these powerful experiences and display the visual story of the storm as it unfolds in real time.

On the main WeatherChute page, you can watch as a real time stream of photos pop up next to the state that they’re coming from.  The map interface also provides a heat map indicating where the photos are sourced from and there’s options to share the site via Facebook, Twitter and Email.

If you click on one of the states, it will display the photos for that particular state. Below, you’ll see the photos submitted from Virginia and submit photos yourself by clicking on the + icon on the top right of the page.

 So go ahead and check out WeatherChute and experience the visual story of Hurricane Sandy as it unfolds in real time.

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Unveiling Our MLB Playoffs Fan Photo Matchup Displays

October 17, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

Don’t you just love October baseball? Playoff fever is running strong here at Chute HQ and we’ve got something for you to check out on your second screen while you’re watching the games.

We’re gathering fan photos from the respective teams and pitting them against each other in our new LCS fan photo matchup.

Check it out and add one of your own!

NLCS Fan Photo Matchup & ALCS Fan Photo Matchup.

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Thanks for Making Our First PhotoChute a Huge Success!

October 15, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

We’d like to send out a huge thank you to everybody who came out last Friday and helped to make our inaugural PhotoChute happy hour a huge success. We loved showing off our office and catching up with you over a few drinks and a full roasted pig.

We hope you love the new super comfy Chute T-shirts as much as we do and we’re looking forward to seeing some of those shirts out in the wild.  When you’re wearing it, be sure to snap a photo and share it on Twitter or Instagram using the #PhotoChute hashtag and we’ll add you to the collection.

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Chronicling a Wild San Francisco Weekend

October 12, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

Last weekend, more than 2 million people flocked to San Francisco as the city played host to a number of world class events.

Not only was there Fleet Week, which featured the performance by the Blue Angels; there was the America’s Cup World Series catamaran races on the Bay, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a free three-day-long festival in Golden Gate Park.

Using SlideChute, we curated a few of the best crowdsourced photos to show off below.

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Come and Join us For a Friday PhotoChute + Drinks!

October 10, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

We are settled into our new office. We have purchased t-shirts. It’s time to happy hour and PhotoChute.

What’s a PhotoChute, you ask? We give you a soft, colorful Chute t-shirt, take your picture, and your photo goes onto the Chute wall of fame. If you’re not into t-shirts and pictures, we will have drinks and ping pong to distract you from all of the PhotoChute fun.

This Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 4p. We’re kicking off the celebration. Bring your bright smiles, drinking shoes, and friends.

RSVP for PhotoChute + Drinks here!

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Crowdsourcing the Munich Oktoberfest Experience

October 3, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

Oktoberfest is a world renowned 16-day festival celebrating beer held that is held annually in picturesque Munich, Bavaria, Germany, from late September to the first weekend in October. It’s the world’s largest fair, where over 6 million people annually gather to consume 7 million liters of beer. In other words, it’s exactly the type of event that will inspire great shots from those in attendance.

We used SlideChute to collect and curate some of the best crowdsourced photos to show off in the display below. Since we collected thousands of photos from this event, the ability to curate the photos, which SlideChute offers, was critical in the creation of this display.

If you’re a brand, publisher or event organizer and would like to use our SlideChute service to tell your story with crowdsourced media, contact us, we’d love to show you how we can help you do it.

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