Google asks: what do you love?

By on June 28, 2011, 2:00 PM

Google has quietly launched a website that asks "What do you love?" over at wdyl.com. All you have to do is answer the question by putting in your query. After you click on the blue heart button (or hit enter), results start pouring in from widgets that represent what appears to be every single Google product. It's like a Google search for Google products.

The broader the search term, the better results you'll get. It's worth noting that some of the boxes (such as Calendar, Chrome, or Gmail) don't actually change very much when given different queries, but most of them are worth taking a look at. A button at the bottom of each widget takes you directly to the Google product in question. Here are my results when I put in my favorite sport:

It's not clear what Google plans to do with this website. We're willing to guess, however, that it could be Google's next major marketing push. It doesn't seem to be a functional product, nor is even a very good proof-of-concept. It's more of a website just to mess around a little, make you like Google just a little more, and realize how many different services the search giant has to offer. It's very possible that Google will start using the slogan "What do you love?" in future commercials and ads, both online and on TV.

You know what to do. Answer the question on wdyl.com and then tell us what you asked, and the results you got, in the comments below.




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

OK, I bit. I entered in "computer games" and came up with 21 different widgets. Some of them were pretty comical like "Scour the Earth for computer games on Google Earth." Others were predictable: "Watch videos of computer games on YouTube." And then a couple of interesting ones: "Find Patents about Computer Games" and "Measure Popularity of Computer Games on Trends."

(shrugs) It could be a fun little research toy depending on the subject.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

After struggling to think a love up for 5 minutes, I just settled for Metal Gear Solid.

Then my browser crashed...Seriously.

Emil said:

Benny26 said:

After struggling to think a love up for 5 minutes, I just settled for Metal Gear Solid.

Then my browser crashed...Seriously.

Which browser? :P

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

IE8

(Yeah, yeah, it's crap and i shouldn't be using it, i know )

dedparrot said:

if it can't give me decent results for porn, why exist?

Emil said:

Benny26 said:

IE8

(Yeah, yeah, it's crap and i shouldn't be using it, i know )

Why aren't you on IE9?

venomblade said:

dedparrot said:

if it can't give me decent results for porn, why exist?

^ this

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Why aren't you on IE9?

Erm....just aint got round to it yet i suppose, I'm not fully sure why.

Guest said:

I entered Boobies.

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Guest said:

I entered Boobies.

I entered Guest, guest was all time popular April 24 - 30, 2011

Guest why has your popularity plummeted, since then?

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

I entered Guest, guest was all time popular April 24 - 30, 2011

Guest why has your popularity plummeted, since then?

That sounds like you're daring someone to link all the guest posts from May 1 til now, to provide an explanation. (Well, "the majority of guest posts from May 1, til now", anyway. I'm a reasonable man).

Emin3nce said:

Yeah I'm sorry, I typed in "Beautiful Naked Women" and it gave me nadda. I'm a little disillusioned >:P

Guest said:

I love lamp.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Yeah I'm sorry, I typed in "Beautiful Naked Women" and it gave me nadda. I'm a little disillusioned >:P
If you need a link on that give me a shout. Have your ID ready.

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

Privacy! Oh, that wasn't what you wanted to hear, was it Gooooogle? ;P

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

Not impressed with the name. It should just be "google app search" or something. If I type boobies into wdyl.com, I should have them on my face.

foreverzero89 said:

her name is Deray. love her very much

example1013 said:

Benny26 said:

Why aren't you on IE9?

Erm....just aint got round to it yet i suppose, I'm not fully sure why.

At work we don't use IE9, and won't be updating to it for a few months. We use a bunch of software that doesn't work in IE9. Hell, we didn't upgrade to IE8 until like last winter. Although IE is basically just for the programs we need, and we have Firefox on all the computers to use for everything else.

My boss doesn't really like IE.

MilwaukeeMike said:

Same for me, example, I just got IE8 here at work. Upgrade means tons of testing followed by a pain in the butt implementation followed by a bunch of bug fixes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I entered "privacy". It was quite fun to get "find privacy nearby", "scour the earth for privacy", "explore privacy in 3D". It didn't find any books about privacy, though it offered me some pictures and videos.

wrt54gs7 said:

Translate ?myself ? into 57 languages. Alert me about myself. Find patents about myself. Explore myself in 3D. Find myself nearby.

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