Google Earth and social change.

Recently, I have become aware of some ways people are utilizing Google Earth to encourage social change. I am quite torn with how I feel about this. The fact that Google has become a monolith of information is overwhelming and scary - as it is always threatening when something begins to monopolize how we view information. Such powerful media outlets can create contemporary myths for the good and the bad of humanity.

Anyways, below is an example of their mountain top removal project. Click here for more information.

Also take a look at the recent Map The Fallen Project that maps fallen troops in Afghanistan.

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