Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Family Watchdog: Sex Offender + Mapping Mashup

Familywatchdog mashes up the registered sex offender database with a mapping service.

Put in an address and the site will map out the offenders in the area. You can also sign up for notifications if someone of the list moves into your area.

What do you think? Is this a helpful tool, or a cause of paranoia? Is this just another step towards a 1984-like society?

There's quite a lively discussion on the subject happening on the Digg entry right now.

You have to admit, it's a bit creepy.