« Shabbat Alarm for iFolks | Main | Sliding into darkness, not striving for enlightenment »

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Learn Something Every Day

So, how did everyone manage without Wikipdia yesterday?

I have to admit that I was unaware of just how many times a day I look things up there.

To begin with, one of the first things I do every morning when I wake up is enter the day's date into Google. 

Invariably, the first link on the Google results page is to Wikipedia... and clicking on that link delivers a list of pretty much everything of note (objectively speaking) which happened on that date.

I've been doing this for years, and I never fail to learn something new, and usually end up clicking on a link to another entry to find out more about a person place or thing mentioned in that day's list of historical events.

Try it... it's addictive.

Posted by David Bogner on January 19, 2012 | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Learn Something Every Day:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Didn't miss it at all. Google cache FTW, baby

Posted by: Simon | Jan 19, 2012 6:04:43 PM

Wikipedia on mobile appeared to be unchanged yesterday. I wonder why?

Posted by: Mark | Jan 19, 2012 6:56:47 PM

Not a fan of Wikipedia- too much misinformation there.

Posted by: Jack@TheJackB | Jan 19, 2012 8:27:03 PM

Cool - I tried it. Thanks!

I discovered, among other things, that I was born on the same day & year as Matthew McConaughey and P. Diddy.

Posted by: Philo | Jan 19, 2012 11:10:02 PM

Post a comment

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In