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For all the 2011s who have never actually been to New York before…

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From a tipster:

“go to google maps. click street view.
check out college walk – might bwog-readers care to find their friends?”

As if websites, news, print media, videos and pictures weren’t enough, Google has made Googleable yet another category of information: every fucking square inch of Manhattan. While Bwog is impressed with the audacity of such an undertaking, it’s not sure how exactly this is useful, unless you have hours to kill at your internship or are badly pining for College Walk. Cool new feature, or part of Google’s sinister conspiracy to enslave the human race and ascend to God-like heights? You be the judge.

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8 Comments

  1. EXplorer

    EL BWOG IS MESSED UP AGAIN-O! FIS THE CLASS OF '11 EDITING THE SITE NOW??!!

    (In Explorer 6.02, ona OC)

  2. google earth

    and google earth now has detailed 3d buildings. lots in new york...even st. john the divine, although no one has bothered with columbia yet.

  3. actually

    i'm killing time at the ole' internship right now. kudos on being up to speed bwog

  4. Ian  

    The real utility of Street View is really for businesses, as far as I can tell. What if when you typed the name of a restaurant/business in Manhattan that you wanted to check out or were meeting people at, it showed you what the business looked like? Well, now you can.

  5. sym

    There's an article in the NYT about someone being able to see their cat through their apartment window on Street View.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/technology/01private.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

  6. Columbian  

    GoogleMaps does not work for my address. It says that my house is a forest across the street and down the block from my actual house... I guess that is what happens when you are from New Jersey!

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