Google Goodies #2

This entry is part [part not set] of 8 in the series Google Goodies

Did you know that if you key in the name of two cities in Google  search you will get airline and other travel  information? Well, all you have to do is key in the name of two cities with or without the comma.

For example, I keyed in Newark, Houston and also Newark Houston.

What does this have to do with blogging? Well, bloggers are great researchers and this is just another tool.

Give it a try

Google Labs-News Timeline

Google News Timeline is the next planet we are exploring in our boomer space adventure. As stated by Google,”it is :

A web application that organizes information chronologically. Google News Timeline allows users to view news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and more on a zoomable, graphical timeline.

You can key in a term and search under a drop down of several catergories which include:


News quotes

News videos

News photos



Sport scores





Tv Shows

Video games




So, I keyed in baby boomers and tried a couple of the categories. In the category, News I found an article for April 20, 2009 about how great we baby boomers are looking.

But many of the catergories are not showing results yet. However, test other topics. I keyed in the artist Degas, and searched under Artworks and oh my goodness it went back to 1800’s.

You can also specify your searchs  by day, year, month, or decade.

Google labs has provided a good page of navigation and instructions for using Google News Timeline that is a must read!

So, put on your hiking boots and space gear and boldly explore this planet with us. Let us know what you find.