From Tracie: I'm Obsessed!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm Obsessed!

Yes, that's right, I'm ready to admit it........I'm obsessed with all things Goggle. I am going to share my two new google pastimes with you.

The first one is Google Trends. My husband discovered this one first. You can type in anything you want and find out the search trends for that word or phrase.....what is even better, you can type in two (or more) things and compare the trends. You will get to see the top cities searching for this, the top regions and languages. You wouldn't believe the time my husband and I spent playing with this........and don't even start thinking we don't have a life until you check it out, it is one of the most entertaining time wasters that I have seen recently.
I found the second thing, the Google Image Labeler. You get randomly paired with someone else who is online wasting time. You will both see the same image and give it as many labels as you want in 90 seconds. The goal is for you and your partner to match a label.......if you do you will get points and a new image to label. (See, this isn't just fun, but it is competitive-gotta love the competition!) It is supposed to help improve the quality of searches for images, but I think it is really all about the challenge, getting the points, and some quality time wasting. Becuase who doesn't love that!

If you are looking for something to do that isn't a time waster, you can click on the thumbnail on the right and visit my roomies' The Lost Girls to find out how their trip to Peru went.


  1. Just what I needed, more things to keep me on the computer longer. DH is just going to LOVE that! LOL! Just kidding. They sound pretty interesting. I think I'll check it out.

  2. I'm going to have to check that out. Thanks for sharing that info. It looks like fun!

  3. I had no idea you could do that kind of stuff at Google. Live and learn! Thanks for the info, will have to check it out :)

  4. Gee thanks. My co-workers thank you, too.

  5. I've never heard of those before. Looks interesting, especially that trend one!

  6. ::grumble grumble::

    Just what I need...ANOTHER reason to put off doing the laundry.

    Thanks a lot!

    Just kidding. ;-)

  7. I needed something else to entertain me. Now I can quit playing Prime Suspects. :)

  8. Since you're a self proclaimed Google addict, maybe you'd understand why it's been so hard not being able to access it all week.:(

  9. Damn, those are cool. I had to tear myself away long enough to write this comment.

    I love new online toys!