… at least some of these things.
It doesn’t take long when you’re reading about things online to run across a post that is titled XXX Things You Didn’t Know About Google.
How did they know I didn’t know about them? <grin>
When you’ve been around the internet block once or twice, you do tend to use features and don’t really think about them. Certainly, I wouldn’t put them into a post although it used to be fun to do various things online during workshops. The more we spread the knowledge, the better we all become. I’m a firm and continuous believer in that.
Having said that, I still click through and read the posts. There’s something powerful about being able to say to myself – hey, I already knew that.
On the other hand, it’s even more powerful to find a feature that I truly didn’t know about or had forgotten.
Such was the case with some recent reading. I love it when there’s a takeaway that makes me know just one more thing.
Hah! I was ready to add 17 checkmarks upon first skim until I saw this.
- There’s a “Manual” feature in Google Translate that lets you draw characters or symbols.
This really makes sense if you don’t want to load a different language keyboard. I’m not sure how often I would use it but it was fun to play around with.
There was nothing new here – especially when some of the services in the post were exactly the same as in the collection above!
What’s with the number 17?
I thought this was going to be another repeat, this time from MSN, but it was different (and dated).
- The cheapest airfare from all the major travel booking websites at once
I didn’t know this. I always use Hipmunk for that sort of thing.
With this bit of knowledge, I could now start my own travel agency!
Then, I hit the gold mine with this one. Really not a service but certainly will put me over the top during any trivia challenge. I only knew a couple of things from this post but now know:
- What was the first Google Doodle
- The First Google Storage Was Made From LEGO – really?
- Google’s First Ever Tweet
- Google’s First Ever “Company Snack” Was Swedish Fish
- The Google Logo Was Not Centered Until 2001
- Google Has a Company Dinosaur
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all this new found knowledge but it was fun learning!
Why aren’t there any posts about services from Microsoft I don’t know about? Well, here’s one 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MICROSOFT.