The site has no real purpose other than allowing you to explore the large amount of imagery gathered by Google.
You can make it less random by choosing a country, or indeed any geographical area (cities etc.)
Feature Idea: If you are able to take a screenshot of a specific view, I would put it as a jpg so when I share the url, it shows up as preview pic in the facebook story. I was totally sharing this story and linking to your site until I found there is no preview pic.
Facebook should pickup the preview image if you use the permalink - first button in the 'share this view' panel.
I thought it might be difficult to find - will have to make it more clear, thanks.
Is it just me or is Norway ridiculously beautiful?
ETA: I ask because darn near every view that shows up is "interesting" somehow.
Related question: Are you going to be negatively affected by the Google maps usage fees next year? ( Reference: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3162352 )
Using Street View in this way doesn't seem to be on their fee list, so hopefully I will avoid that. Otherwise I will have a problem, serving about 20,000 panoramas per day!
http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#usagelimits (scroll down a bit further to the table)
Your project is one great example of why I think Google needs to reexamine the pricing of their maps API. With the threat of being charged more than adsense would payout, great sites like yours might not be created in the future.
Adding comments to the front page does makes sense, I just couldn't figure out a tidy way of doing it (no space).
it's really staggering the amount of work and data google is offering up here.