Google wants to find "what you love"
On Tuesday Google released a tool that digs through the Internet to bring you the answer to the question "What do you love?"
According to AFP, the Google tool searches the Internet for blogs, pictures, and videos to find things related to what people love.
A website was launched at wdyl.com that contains a query box for the answers to that question. To play up the love theme the site also has a blue button icon decorated with a white heart.
When searching for something they love, the results give the user a literal collage of options. This includes finding what you love nearby, looking at it in 3D, calling someone about it, and viewing related patents, trends or news.
The entertaining tool was created to show off Google creations for mining the Internet for what it has to offer about specific topics.
"Type in something that you love -- polar bears, space travel, pickup trucks, Lady Gaga, early Foghat -- whatever strikes your fancy," Google creative lab vice president Andy Berndt said in a blog post.
"No matter what it is, we'll give you back something that will let you get even more into what you love," he promised.
While the tool may need a little tweaking to return more detailed information about slightly obscure things, it works pretty well for the most part.
People who love common things like beer, olives, cigars and cats will be happy to see that Google returns a wide variety of useful information. There are many detailed things that a “What do you love” search will return.
Who would have thought you could measure the popularity of beer on the Web, look at various beer related patents, translate the word beer into various languages, and find the latest beer discussions all at the same time?
Those who are obsessed with information related to what they love will find the tool entertaining and rather informative. It’s almost like a gathering place for all information related to a certain topic.
Each result says that more information is coming soon, so if Google adds to each search, they might really be onto something useful here.