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:
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.
Communications Officer Thompson reporting in. I just went back in time to the year of my birth and found out that Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the third and final time. They would only show Elvis from the waist up even when he was signing Gospel.
Boy has the world changed in the last 50 years.
You will be surprised what tid bits of knowledge you can learn using this application. Why not try it, it is fun.
Rosie, you are simply the best! This ain’t your father’s Oldsmobile, is it? We look younger than our parents did and have more energy. I think we have a zest for living that previous generations lacked. Anyway, it sure is a ride!
You guys are the best! And yes we are full of fire but they still don’t make them like they used to, soo much we have lost.