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Google Street View: Big Brother, or Peeping Tom?

Travel News, UK — By Ben Van Loon on June 23, 2010 at 10:53 am
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Google’s at it again, this time catching two concupiscent teenagers rounding first base on its Street View shots of Common Road in Wolverhampton, West Midlands UK. According to red-handed high schoolers Eddie Bateman and Hayley Moss, this kiss was their first and having it caught on Google’s all-seeing-eye has led to more attention than the couple cares for. Says Moss: “’I couldn’t believe it, I wouldn’t admit to it being me at first, as I was worried it looked quite bad, as it looks more than it is, but it really was just a kiss.”

This is not the first time Google Street View has captured more than just streets. Urlesque.com has this entertaining list of Google Street View’s ten best moments, including a house on fire, a dead deer, and a couple of live-action role-players battling with swords. And let’s not also forget the rumored dead man who was “shot” by Street View in Norway, or the time the Street View car captured itself hitting a deer mid-ride. And, perhaps it was the exigent deadlines which has caused them to plow through barricades.

For some, Street View is an intrusion, as reported by the New York Times, but the system has proven a good aid for travelers looking for landmarks or scoping new territory. When you’re mapping every street in the world, there are bound to be some Easter eggs. If you’re visiting Wolverhampton any time soon, most likely Bateman and Moss won’t still be by the wayside.

[Image: dailymail]

Tags: Google, Google Street View, kissing, UK, West Midlands

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