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Japan: The true revolution of Google Street View

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Economics & Business, Ideas, Photography, Technology

Blogger id:bohemian_style reflects on the launch of Google Street View in Japan [1] [ja], noting that the way the service is viewed differs depending on where people are living: in modern urban areas, people's sense of privacy tends to be limited their immediate living space, which ends at the entrance to their apartment, whereas people living in older areas of cities and in detached homes in rural areas view their front yard as semi-private. These differences are connected to demographics, young people in urban areas having invested less into their living spaces than older people in rural areas.