Writing Can Be Murder

December 4, 2008

Google Street View is just CREEPY

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:27 am

DH managed to creep me out last week by showing my the Street View function of Google Maps.
http://maps.google.com/

Basically you punch in an address and if the cameras have been there, you find yourself with a street view of someone’s house. IT’S CREEPY.

Try it. Punch in your address. If it doesn’t show your house, try another in another town or state — to get the totally creeped out vibe make sure it’s a place you’re familiar with (I’m assuming it works for commercial sites too).

(If you can’t find someone you know, just type in 42nd St. New York, NY and you can take a virtual tour of the city)

Now tell me criminals aren’t using this technology to scope out the homes of their next victims.

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5 Comments »

  1. I tried my address and didn’t get a picture. Whew – I guess Google hasn’t been here yet. I’ll be on the lookout for them, though.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — December 4, 2008 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  2. AGH! This is a little bit creepy…okay…maybe more than a little. A lot creepy!

    Comment by colbymarshall — December 4, 2008 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  3. Totally creepy! Makes me glad I live in Maine, which they basically haven’t gotten to yet. 😀

    Comment by Amy Bai — December 4, 2008 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  4. Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehe XD How hard is it to take all the images at the same relative time of day? The intersections are in daylight and the main stretch is at nighttime!

    Though I love the decorated bridge at Park Ave and 42nd. Beautiful!

    Comment by Karen — December 5, 2008 @ 12:33 am | Reply

  5. I’m sure that eventually they’ll get “everywhere”.

    Comment by love2wryte — December 5, 2008 @ 2:44 am | Reply


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