While doing research for my latest project I stopped browsing to admire Google's ‘The Ultimate Search for Bourne’, an online game that encourages stalking in the name of Universal Picture’s
third Bourne Identity film.
Of course, with the advent of social
networking, online stalking is now socially acceptable in some circles, and the
game utilizes the best of Google’s APIs – Google Maps, Google Images
YouTube and Google search.
Players sign up at www.google.com/bourne
to track Bourne across three continents. No money changed hands in the
deal, as a product placed Google search page appears in the film. The tie in with Google is smart and takes search into a new entertaining venue.