Just when you think they have come up with enough new tools and services, Google rolls out a new site. Officially launched earlier this week, What Do You Love is a website that brings together in one single page a collage of several Google gadgets and resources with results related to the object of your love (that is, anything you might think of).
Although the roll out was widely discussed on the news and blogosphere yesterday, it had been actually silently launched days ago, according to Techcrunch.
This is how WDYL works: Type in the desired term in the search bar at wdyl.com and you’ll see results in different boxes of Google products such as Google Books, YouTube, and Google Alerts, to name a few. For example, type in “presentation” and you’ll see pictures pulled from Image Search, videos hosted on YouTube and blog posts from Blog Search in a single page like this:
Though WDYL may help you find interesting results that you wouldn’t even think of at first, it can also show awkward results like “Find presentation nearby with Google Maps” or even “Scour the earth for presentation with Google Earth”. So watch out for “too much information” as, in the Era of Information, the risk is to overdo.
But the site makes a very strong point: it displays results blocked in eye-catching visuals. You will get the same results you would in the traditional Google website, but here you get them in a neat, organized page, all-in-one. By the pace Google is launching new products, WDYL is certainly a very smart way of creating a new interface to showcase Google gadgets.
You can play around with words and see for yourself if wdyl.com is going to make it to your top favorite websites.