Google Street View

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Crusty McPottydoodle, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    I just looked at my house today. I run a daycare out of my house and one photo shows the stroller parked on my front porch, one shows my front door open (in hot weather, I have the front door open to cool the house and the kids like to watch the goings on outside) and another shows the car seats in my van. I requested they be removed and I just received notice that they should be gone within 24 hours.

    We shall see.

    I think it is one thing for someone to pass my house and see these things, but I am creeped out by the idea that some perv could be cyber-cruising the streets looking for evidence of children.

    Has anyone requested the removal of pictures?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    If they are, they probably just read this as well, and your description of the pictures.. [​IMG]
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Yeah I thought it was pretty creepy at first, house looked really "tame" back when those google pictures were taken.

    Now I have a big fence and chickens everywhere, and have cut down two trees, and I let the grass grow tall in the back for the chickens I call it "the jungle" and I can actually lose 5 chickens and a cat in there! [​IMG]
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    I was creeped out by the whole thing when I realized it was there, but it did help me explore and dismiss neighborhoods when we were looking for a new home. Saved a lot on driving. Still, I generally dislike the idea of it. I'm just happy the image of the place we live now shows a HUGE dog sitting on the front lawn.
  5. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    It doesn't bother me, but that's because they didn't get a good view of my yard when they drove by. The angle they were at was mostly blocked by trees. Unfortunately it is the computer age and we have no privacy anymore. I am more creeped out by the fact that anytime I go in public someone could be taking my picture on a cell phone and I would never know.
  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Several very nearby roads here were on Street View, then got taken off...I don't know why. Yup, the cell phone thing is scarier, definitely agree with that.
    Have you used Street View to go on a mini-vacation in Europe, Japan, other exotic places? Now that's entertainment! I can spend a half hour "walking" through quaint little French or German villages, push through the bustle of some Asian market, all in the comfort of my sofa.
  7. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Songster

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    Quote:[​IMG] I want to see a street view in Europe. How do you do this?
    We have google earth at work but It's old and it shows the mobile home we used to live in 3 years ago before we built our house, I would love to see a pic of our new home on there. Please share ?
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:What a brilliant idea!!!!
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Last time I checked they got as far as our turn from the main road... can't see my house or anything.
  10. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    My trashcan is at the street [​IMG]

    Im way off the road so by the time you see my house its pretty burry

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