Google Maps didn't photograph my cats, although my living room window is clearly visible in their shot of my building.
Rather, they immortalized me (as well as a neighbor) leaving our building.
The friend who called this to my attention notes, "Looks like it was taken in April...the facade on the new vitamin shop hasn't changed yet" (he strolled down the street to check).
It's a weird feeling, all right. But blurry enough so I don't feel violated or anything.
My friend added: "Now, of course, you need to Google your place of employ to see if they have you walking out of that."
I don't think I want to.
Rebecca was previously VP, U.S. operations of Econsultancy, an independent source of advice and insight on digital marketing and e-commerce. Earlier, she held executive marketing and communications positions at strategic e-services companies, including Siegel & Gale, and has worked in the same capacity for global entertainment and media companies, including Universal Television & Networks Group (formerly USA Networks International) and Bertelsmann's RTL Television. As a journalist, she's written on media for numerous publications, including "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal." Rebecca spent five years as Variety's Berlin-based German/Eastern European bureau chief. Rebecca also taught at New York University's Center for Publishing, where she also served on the Electronic Publishing Advisory Group. Rebecca, author of "The Truth About Search Engine Optimization," was ClickZ's editor-in-chief for over seven years.
June 5, 2013
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