Webometric Thoughts

March 19, 2009

Google Street View: Norwich

Filed under: Google Street View,Norwich — admin @ 12:58 pm

Whilst Google Street View has been around for a while, today it launched for 25 cities in the UK. I haven’t previously been much concerned with Google Street View; clever, interesting, but not really applicable to my life. However, one of the 25 uk cities included today is Norwich, the city I grew up in but left many years ago.

‘Memory lane’ doesn’t really do justice to the scope of nostaligia that can be evoked by Google Street View…before today the world would have missed out on a history of places I worked in my youth!

My first job was as a paperboy:

There used to be a newspaper kiosk that I worked in here:

I had a job in a butchers…but it’s now a construction firm:

I worked in the Red Lion kitchen:

…but Google Street View has its limitations; it doesn’t go down an alleyway to show me what used to be the Lamb:

Obviously the world wasn’t missing much. Increasing amounts of information is not necessarily a good thing, it depends how you use it.

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