A real-time eye on Hurricane Irene

What does a hurricane look like? TV networks give you the standard storm maps and reporters blustering in blustery weather. But Instagram, a photo-sharing app for the iPhone, lets people snap shots from all over, giving a very different picture of events.

Chris Ackermann and Peter Ng, two Web developers for the New York Times, whipped up a website—in their spare time!—that publishes photos shared on Instagram and tagged as related to Hurricane Irene. Instagram plus Hurricane Irene equals Instacane. Here’s a selection of the best photos we spotted on it.

See all of the Daily Dot’s Hurricane Irene coverage.

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas was the founding executive editor of the Daily Dot before becoming the editor in chief of Read Write. A former managing editor for Valleywag, Thomas also was an executive editor for VentureBeat and now serves as business editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.