Explore Harry Potter's Diagon Alley on Google Maps
Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day's must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.
- First Jay-Z’s new album was hit by hackers, and now it’s fallen victim to thousands of pirates.
- CDZA covers Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” jazz-style.
- The promise of a crateload of smartphones ends up with a Craigslist robbery.
- Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, the shopping capital of the wizarding world, is now on Google Maps Street View. Have fun exploring!
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