I love-love-love Google Earth, what an amazing bit of technology. Many common things found on there have nametags on them so you can find them easily, but the software also allows people to identify things on the map, which can be helpful when you’re looking for something obscure. The annoying thing is that for some reason I can’t fathom, people can’t resist re-labeling things that have already have nametags, especially if it’s something popular or famous. So you’ll find a magnificent item buried under dozens of identical labels — sometimes it’s so bad that you have to turn them all off just to see anything!
Two great examples are the Pyramids at Giza and Stonehenge. Look them up on Google Earth and you’ll find them absolutely plastered with redundant name labels. In the case of Stonehenge, you have to turn the labels completely off just to see the damn thing!
Why do people do this? What makes someone say, “A dozen other people have labeled this spot as Stonehenge, but I’m gonna stick my own on there anyway!” I don’t get it. The notes are often helpful in and interesting in other ways, but this mass-labeling of stuff is nuts.