So, I was watching the above video on how to use Google StreetView to bid on jobs for contractors. I thought the idea in principle was a good one; take a look at what the neighborhood looks like before you ever leave the shop.

Then the video started talking about using StreetView to take a look around at the condition of some of the houses and how you could capture a photo of the home and either send a mock “before/after” postcard or direct them to a page on a website.

At that point I stopped thinking about it from a marketing perspective and more as a home owner. I gotta tell ya, I would probably be pretty pissed if someone marketed to me using pictures of my home they got from Google.

But who would you be pissed at?

Honestly, that doesn’t matter. You could bet that I wouldn’t do business with that contractor and worse, I would talk about it to everyone I knew for days. So my question to you is, am I being too uptight? I realize anonymity online is a distant memory, hell, this blog is my name! But should someone expect a certain level of privacy, especially when being marketed to? What do you think? Drop a comment below.