Google has done another big thing. They released the Street View feature for their maps. As with every google announcement the blogosphere is exited with a post about it every few minutes. And as with almost every google product people are asking if it compromises our privacy. Maybe, may be not.
I don’t have a strong opinion yet. Update in 2018: After reading about surveillance capitalism extensively, reading this old sentence on my blog made me laught. Time to strike out.
All I have is one positive experience: I have been to the states only once for a few months. I stayed in New York only about a 4 days of the time. I have walked down the Central Park, across the Brooklyn Bridge and I have seen the Flat Iron Building. I also remember eating several meals at one pizza place across the street from the hostel. It is probably a place like hundreds others, but I liked it a lot. Especially the fact, that the waitress spoke worse English than me.
I took a photo of the place from the hostel room. Now, 5 years later, while trying out the new google feature I became curious if I still can find the place and if so, if google took a photo too. And guess what! I can and they did!
There is only one thing missing in the puzzle – a photo of the waitress. I can’t google it, it’s neither on flickr nor on Zooomr. Anybody going there for pizza, who would send me the photo?