Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What do you think about Google Street View?

The Street View cameras have apparently been driving around Toronto streets recently filming our world. Google is amazing, but apparently not magical. They actually have to have people with cameras to produce their magic. There are, however, some privacy concerns.

Do we need this? Do we even want it? Is it OK for Google to film whatever and whoever they like and show it to the world?


Saw Lady said...

I use Google Streets whenever I need to go to an area I haven't been to before. It helps me know where I'm going.
Also - I used it once to select a busking spot :)

sp said...

I certainly enjoy dropping into cities around the world that have been photographed.
As for privacy issues, I understand the concern, but everyone with a cellphone can practically take anyone's picture anytime. Or anyone with a camera can do the same thing. It's public space. Google Street View isn't a live stream so I don't see it as being a big issue.