Amazon's search engine added pictures of storefronts to their yellow pages. For example, here's camera shops in Portland
. Here's their description of how they did it
. This seems like it'd be a nightmare to keep up to date, but Amazon is a huge company with lots of resources. Will they let business owners update their photos themselves? And I wonder if any of these bulk photos caught snippets of people living their lives (by accident). In any case, it's great to see the world wide web getting local like this.
: heh, Alan Taylor was wondering
the same thing about unintentional A9 photos, and he set up a Flickr tag (a9local
) to track interesting images anyone finds. (For example, what is this thing