I’ve waited a while to write this post mainly just because I thought, “Give it time, maybe it’ll be cool!” I was wrong. Google Street View just plain gives me the creeps.
Maybe it’s just the Big Brother vibe it gives off, but I keep reading stories about people who have been sighted through front windows of their houses, and now people are using it to check out houses to buy before they even get in their car to go visit it. How would you feel if you were standing on the corner picking your nose (or maybe something worse) while the picture was taken? Doesn’t this seem a little bit strange to anyone else?
The best thing about it, though, is that a picture of the new Google office in San Francisco isn’t included on Street View. Oh, my! Has Google made a product that even they are afraid to use? Give me a break.
Does anyone out there think that this is a cool feature? Anyone? I’d like to hear why.