What Google Street on Campus Means for Students
This past week, Google announced that it was coming to universities and colleges across the country to bring street view to their campuses. Both eSchoolNews and The Wired Campus reported the first schools participating are UPenn, University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Here are some reasons it could be good or bad for your studenthood.
Good: A Virtual Tour On Steroids
If you are planning on attending either of the schools listed above in the Spring, or Fall of next year this will give you a chance to explore a lot of the nooks and crannies of the school without going there. This could potentially save you a plane ticket and a hotel stay.
Bad: Don’t Get Hit By Google’s Bikers
It isn’t clear whether they will be closing down the quads or doing it right as classes let out. They will probably survey the campus when there aren’t that many students. Still you should keep a heads up this fall people on bikes with cameras so they don’t hit you while you’re texting.
Good: You could be famous
We’ve all seen those shots of people doing playing live action role players on Street View. Here’s your chance. Google will block the quads off. But if you want to come up with a clever sign and sneak in, cue internet fame.
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