A new search engine from Google (who are the makers of social network Google+, of course) called What do you Love? invites users to explore all of their favorite things.
What do you Love? aggregates all of the Google functions that users have come to love, such as News, Images, Maps, Calendar and even YouTube videos onto one page.
Typing in pizza, for example, brings up books about the food, a 3D pizza box, local pizza places on Googlemaps, government patents, pictures, and even how to translate the word into 57 languages (it's pizza in every one of them). All of the various results are displayed on a single page, broken into boxes.
What does Google love most?
For some reason, the results for cheese always crack us up, Google said.
While What do you Love doesn't really do anything new, it puts all of the many Google features into one easy-to-read space. It's the great way to waste time after Google+, and makes everyday searches into afternoon-filling explorations.
The advantages are obvious. With Pizza, instead of simply finding the nearest slice, you can find the nearest slice and see a news story on Man kicked out of Pizza Hut for wearing a dress.
There are many Google features that go unused by day to day Internet citizens. The Patent function is especially fun. Make sure to check out the Patent page on coffee cup lids.
WDYL also lets users create discussion groups, so people can now have another venue to talk with strangers about their favorite things. Or, their least favorite things, as these boards will surely encounter many angry commenters, like the rest of the Web.
What made Google decide to launch the new service?
A while back, a few of us wanted to make a little tool that we could use to show just about anybody more of what Google makes. That led to some simple ideas, and then a few more ideas and ultimately, to a challenge: how we could connect people to products they might not know about and may find useful, but make the discovery relevant to them and keep it fun, a Google blogger said in a post.
Playing about with that challenge produced a website-What Do You Love?-that we hope meets at least some of the challenge by demonstrating how different Google products can show you different things about any particular search query.