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google street view
subcultured at 8:11AM, May 31, 2007
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that is brilliant!

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/index.html
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silentkitty at 8:23AM, May 31, 2007
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Interesting feature. There don't seem to be any available for my area, though, boohoo. I wanted to virtually walk past my house! :(
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XSaraXPoeX at 9:19AM, May 31, 2007
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This is SO cool. Google has been doing a lot of new stuff lately that no other site has done before. I love the way they let you personalize your homepage with links to your favorite sites now.
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joeychips at 9:41AM, May 31, 2007
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I love the guy's retro costume. I think it cost 50 cents to make.
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carly_mizzou at 10:22AM, May 31, 2007
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Whoa….Whoa! I dunno why, but that is kinda scary. That you can just be like zoom… and see all that stuff from your computer. Damn, now I have to use my ninja skills to keep from being captured by oddly costumed mascot Google man…
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subcultured at 11:53AM, May 31, 2007
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if only photosynth and google maps combine…that will be heavenly

awesome new program that will make looking at photos easier and interactive on the web






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fern at 12:03PM, May 31, 2007
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They have street view in Denver and but not in Los Angeles?! WHAT GIVES?! o0o0o0o snow, wow!

Shame on you Google.
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ccs1989 at 3:32PM, May 31, 2007
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Kind of creepy, but really cool. I wonder how this is done. Sattelites?
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Exzachly at 7:13PM, May 31, 2007
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Is there anything Google cant do?
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marine at 8:33PM, May 31, 2007
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thats fucking crazy
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Terminal at 8:45PM, May 31, 2007
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Psh, you all fail.

These technologies are old, especially Photosynth.
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shaneronzio at 3:50PM, June 1, 2007
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Awesome…I must now go find the Oddest street views in teh Whorlld
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gigafelz at 10:59PM, June 1, 2007
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If the russians find this we will be looking at bombs! bombs of varying shapes and colors! And that makes me sad. Frowny face.


Very shway btw A+
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Eunice P at 1:03AM, June 2, 2007
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Wooow… it feels like I just virtually travelled to US. Any recommendation where are the best places to go sightseeing in US? :D
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subcultured at 8:32AM, June 2, 2007
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show off some cool shots you have seen on google streetview

san fran, near the goldengate bridge
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silentkitty at 9:20AM, June 2, 2007
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Hehe.. I was looking at the water, but was amused by this guy, forever immortalized on his jog by Google. =P This is in Miami FL.
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subcultured at 10:47PM, June 2, 2007
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i can't beleive they actually went through most of the streets in new york
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subcultured at 9:27AM, June 5, 2007
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lol

LINK
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Wolfer at 12:26PM, June 5, 2007
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That is so awesome. I'm sure that some program will be made with both photosynth and the other thingie soon. That would be even more awesome.
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SpANG at 8:50AM, June 7, 2007
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Gee, I was just thinking “What could the internet do to make the average sex offender's/stalker's life easier?” Now there's a tool they can use to track targets-er, people right from thier computer! Excellent!


talk about creepy… :(


Thanks for making it so easy, Google!
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subcultured at 9:27AM, June 7, 2007
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it's not like you can see who it is.
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SpANG at 9:58AM, June 7, 2007
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it's not like you can see who it is.

Give it a few years. You already can zoom in, so yah, you can see who it is sometimes. Plus, a lot of these feeds are live on street corners, so you can see people walking by. And even if you can't make out a face, you can still make out a certain body type, wardrobe, car, lisence plate, etc.

Did you know you can find out A LOT about a person just by knowing their lisence Plate?

But it seems that's the divide here. I'm in my 30's, and I think it's very “Big Brotherish” and creepy. The younger you are, it seems the cooler you think this is. Maybe it's because the younger generation has grown up being filmed everywhere you go, and are just numb to it. I live in a small town and am recorded at least 5 times a day. More if go shopping.

To me, it's all creepy and invasive.
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Volte6 at 10:09AM, June 7, 2007
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SpANG
Gee, I was just thinking “What could the internet do to make the average sex offender's/stalker's life easier?” Now there's a tool they can use to track targets-er, people right from thier computer! Excellent!


talk about creepy… :(


Thanks for making it so easy, Google!

I…. you…. aren't… serious, right?
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subcultured at 10:14AM, June 7, 2007
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i can go down the streets and get license plates too… i don't get the point.

if someone really wants to stalk, they won't just be happy with digital stalking. google streetview is a good program for avid tourists who can't afford to travel all over the place.

i don't think it's my age. i just get the feeling you don't want anyone to see what yer doing ^_-
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maritalbliss at 10:17AM, June 7, 2007
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We saw this on the news last night. Neat and invasive.
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Volte6 at 10:28AM, June 7, 2007
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Well i'll throw out my opinion ( Should this migrate to debate? )…

Invasive? Stalkers? I don't think so. Not more than photo albums, phone books, news footage, etc. They aren't going anywhere you are preventing them. Only what anybody else in a car would see.

That said, if they took control of you webcam on your computer and were secretly filming etc… definitely bad.

But photographing freeways, streets, scenery? I don't see how we can decide that's our private spot in the world and nobody else can see it…
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silentkitty at 10:32AM, June 7, 2007
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I don't find it particularly invasive, and I'm pretty darn close to my 30's. Like Volte said, it's not like they're filming the inside of your house, or you can zoom in close enough to peek in someone's window. If someone is stalking you, and they find your house on google street maps, that probably means they already have your address. Seeing a photo of your house doesn't really matter much at that point, since they could pretty much find you either way, if they really wanted.
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ozoneocean at 10:43AM, June 7, 2007
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Hmm, I can see some of SpANG's point… I haven't tried it out myself yet (not that interested), but it's not random like normal streetcams, or inaccessible like surveillance cams; it's user directed. Although it's not that important, it could be just another useful tool in a stalker's arsenal.
…I mean “terrorists” already use Google earth for scoping out sites according to the FBI…
 
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Volte6 at 11:00AM, June 7, 2007
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And before that would you have cried out in protest against newspaper clippings? Photographs? Paper maps? This is just a newer version of the same thing.

I would even put forth that if the car driving by your house can see into it, then that's not invasive either. The fact you would leave your windows open is a signal that you don't mind people seeing in…
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SpANG at 11:05AM, June 7, 2007
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i just get the feeling you don't want anyone to see what yer doing
“If you're doing nothing wrong, then you shouldn't complain about being photographed at all times.” Well, that's the ‘ol facist statement, isn’t it? If you would like to make an silly assumption that I am doing something wrong and that's why I don't want to be filmed 24/7, then I can't stop you. But it isn't about that.

The fact that you can see a live feed that is open to the PUBLIC is my problem. Using video footage for law enforcement is a different thing entirely.

It's not the same as being there, because before you couldn't literally follow a person home without them seeing you following them, or at least someone being suspicious. Now, Google makes that all anonymous. If you have a child that captures someone's interest, then there is a possibility that they could follow then all the way home, all without leaving their computer.

You can say I'm paranoid. But over the years, our privacy rights have been slowly erroding. I'm sure I'm not the only one that sees this.

Volte6
The fact you would leave your windows open is a signal that you don't mind people seeing in…
HAha! So being a peeping tom, even with special devices like binoculars and cameras is okay, because she wanted you to see… Right?
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