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February 6th, 2011

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08:02 pm - Google moment
One time when I was on Cannock Chase the Google van went by, so just now I remembered and went to look at the place where I saw it drive by, and yes, there I am, walking along. It's a sunny morning and I am just setting out on a hike. Only the first few yards were by the road.

And there I am getting out my car, a few moments earlier.

I invite people to share similar Google moments of their own.

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Date:February 6th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hee! That made me chuckle. I've had the Google car pass me a couple of times but haven't ever thought to look, and now I can't remember where it happened.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
I wonder what proportion of people are on Google Earth? My car is on three other times I think.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
I think you are one of a very select band! After the apocalypse they will be rebuild humanity using the pictures from Google Street View as their only guide.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
I've seen Google cars a couple of times but never remember in enough detail to see if I can find myself.

Google maps gets our address wrong, making the same mistake many many delivery folk make and ending up the next street over. So if you try to streetview our address, you get the wrong house.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
That's pretty awesome.

Sadly, I've never seen one.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
It could be a whole new pastime! Rather like the old school photos, where you could dash round the back and appear at both ends, you could follow the Google van around and get yourself streetview'd all over the place...

I don't think I've ever registered the van going past; I wonder how many of our friends are on there?
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Date:February 6th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
My child and her friend did that last time they saw the Googlemobile. I don't know how or if it turned out. I should check.

The only time I saw it I was peering out from our darkened living room window, so when it updates I hope to be a spooky silhouette.
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Date:February 7th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
I've been sooo wanting to do that. I want to appear in the background all over the place, not doing much but maybe eating a slice of cake. Just something like that so that people eventually say 'hey...slice of cake...? That must be some kind of Aussie thing...'
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Date:February 6th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Our car is immortalised on Streetview, but our corporeal selves are absent.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Personally, I find it a bit creepy. Big Brother Is Watching You.
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Date:February 8th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Agreed. My dad was in the streetview image of our old house, but I made them take it down. I wonder if they've replaced the image yet. *goes to look*

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