Saturday, June 17, 2006

Has Google Gone Too Far?

Certainly. Google is an amazingly helpful site and has assisted me more times than I care to count (so much so that one of the first links I posted on my blog, which is sited on a Google server, was a search box).

And kudos to Google for making money hand over fist for providing such a valuable service. But I began to get a frisson of....ickiness...when I realized I could type a phone number into the search box and get someone's address.

That creeped me out. Imagine finding a slip of paper on the ground, or a number on a bathroom wall and actually stalking that person. You see what I mean.

But now add to that Google Maps and Google Earth, and things really get creepy for me....