Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Google is Bonkers!

Google has so many things that they're up to. I personally have loved using their Android platform on my phone for the past year.  But today two things caught my eye...

First, with the crisis in Egypt where the government has shut down most internet and cell phone connections, Google has put out a Voice to Text Twitter service, so that the people on the ground can report on what's going on there.  Wow.

Second, now you can tour museums with Google's Street View.  If you start at the Hermitage Museum, you can see one of my favorite paintings of all time in its context: The Return of the Prodigal Son.

4 comments:

ragingbhull said...

I LOVE this new google musuem thing. How cool is this?!?!?

And how cool is it that despite efforts to keep information and voice from rising up... people are finding a way for the voices to go out.

Josh Kleinfeld said...

Brian: Agreed. Maybe we should go on a virtual museum tour together sometime.

It looks like reporters are not fairing well. I saw that Anderson Cooper's crew was attacked by a crowd of people. Not good.

Amber said...

This is really cool!

Josh Kleinfeld said...

Amber: I know!