Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Google Street View

This month, instead of writing my Shetland Life article as I should have been, I once again found myself rumbling around the Internet convincing myself that I was undertaking some sort of informal ‘research’. But while looking for info on Shetland’s CCTV obsession and related invasion of privacy issues (a topic I shall return to) I was tangented by the ongoing debate surrounding Google’s controversial ‘Street View’ initiative, launched in the UK earlier this year.

‘Street View’ is a relatively new addition to Google’s arsenal of Internet implements; a service that allows users to view 360-degree panoramic images of streets in selected cities around the world.