Google Earth has been enjoying quite a successful rebirth. We all remember when Google Earth used to be boring and slow, but now it’s amazing. The program became both educational and entertaining in a way that it failed to achieve before. That’s quite the achievement for sure. But did you ever stop to think about the direction in which Google Earth seems to be going? We did, and here are our conclusions.
Photo Sharing Feature
As far as we know, Google Earth plans to introduce a brand new feature that will allow its users to share photos of the locations they’ve been to. This is sort of like the Guide feature on Google Maps that allows you to post pictures of various places of interest in order to help people orient themselves, only it’s a thousand times better. If this feature is successful and starts being used by the general public, Google Earth could become the next great social network.
Think about it for a second. If you like to take photos, you most likely took at least fifty on your last vacation, if not hundreds of them. Then you go and select the best ones and post them on Facebook. Well, imagine doing that, but on Google Earth. And they won’t be organized in walls or timelines, but rather geographically. So each person will have a separate profile and album at every location on the globe they’ve ever been in (as long as they share photos, of course).
This sounds like a fresh take on social media, and one that we’d enjoy greatly for sure. Even though many other new social networks tried to outshine Facebook with their novelty approaches to sharing photos and other media, Google Earth might just succeed.