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Worldcam Lets You Peek Inside Private Buildings Through Instagram Photos

What if there were an up-to-date live stream of photos from any location on Earth, allowing you to see whatever is happening “right now”? Well, there is: Worldcam is a simple web app that’s designed to do just that. Simple provide it with two pieces of information: city and location. City is pretty straightforward, but location is the cool one; you can type things like businesses, buildings, parks, and more.

This means you can do everything from look into the office buildings of your favorite companies (e.g. Google, Apple, Microsoft) to visit famous landmarks (e.g. Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, the Great Wall).

Here we see that Instagram user @sjendraszak was walking around near the East Wing of the White House a couple of hours ago:

The fact that you can quickly look inside buildings around the world is what makes Worldcam a pretty interesting service. Other services like Google Street View have already got publicly accessible locations covered, but it has a long way to go before it takes you inside private buildings.

Worldcam (via Gizmodo via The Verge)


 
  • http://www.facebook.com/igor.kennn Igor Ken

    I wonder how long will it take to become a national security issue