[LINK] Google wants to put you on the map

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Jan 23 12:01:25 AEDT 2007

The anatomy of public relations ...

"If we dressed up invasion of privacy as a publicity stunt, would people 
like it?"

And then, if someone says "hang on, why do I want Google to photograph 
my backyard from 600m and publish the pics on the Internet", Google has 
an army of suckers and morons to say stuff like "oh it's only a bit of 
fun, don't be a spoilsport".

So I have a few days to think of something *really appropriate* to stick 
on my roof ... I need a subtle subversion so that it only gets noticed 
after the map's published ... thinking caps on ...


grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
> http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/01/22/1169330820917.html
> Here's a chance to make a spectacle of yourself in front of the whole 
> world on Australia Day.
> On Friday, an aircraft hired by Google will be doing a series of 
> low-level swoops over parts of Sydney, photographing the ground and 
> waters below.
> The three-seater plane, decked out in Google livery, will have special 
> permission to fly at an altitude of 600m.
> Providing the photographs turn out to be good enough quality, the 
> images will be integrated into Google Maps, the free online mapping 
> service used by millions of people around the world.

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