Do you have a favourite browser? Mine is Chrome. I’ve been using it since Google released it. I love the search bar, it makes life so much easier. Just type in a letter autofill to a site you’ve recently visited or have visited often.
Two years ago I started an experiment, how would my searches/sites I visit, change over time?
Below is that table, I typed in a letter and chose the first thing Chrome served me back. It’s quite interesting – at least to me!
|Bike to Work Challenge||Box.com||Book of the Month|
|Google Calendar||Google Calendar||Google Calendar|
|Google Drive||Google Drive – KEEP||Dropbox|
|ESP website (work)||Google Docs||Evite|
|Sosh||HBO Go||Hamilton Lottery Ticket|
|My Fitness Pal||Join.me||Jetblue|
|Google Keep||Google Keep||Google Keep|
|Linked In||New Life Hub||Lit-Cube|
|Jazz Fest||NetFlix||Google News|
|Work QA site||Work QA site||Work QA site|
|Redemption Center Blog||Goodreads||Relevant Magazine|
|Scholastic Store||Planning Center||Scholastic Store|
|Google Voice||Virutal Piano||Vocabulary.com|
Starting with the As, it seems that I moved from browsing Amazon (still do) to browsing movies and movie times to learning music for my choir/orchestra group – starting in 2015, note the B line. Speaking of Bs, it seems I went from Biking to Singing to Reading – three of my favourite pastimes.
C & D show my love for Google and all its tools; from the Calendar to the Google Voice (2014 the year I actually went on dates with strangers) number that I created years ago.
This year a lot of people moved back to Evites – from Facebook Events.
Let’s skip over Facebook and Gmail and head straight to the fact that I still have not won Hamilton tickets, even though it’s one of my most visited sites!
There’s a lot of work related sites as well – Intranet, ESP, QA, Outlook and the Scholastic Store. But that makes sense, I do spend many hours a week there.
The Us are very interesting – there must have been a U book for that Goodreads entry in 2014. Then I went from tracking packages last year to looking at health insurance this year – thanks, conjunctivitis.
Overall, nothing too shocking for me here. I’m assuming my 2017 will be pretty close to my 2016, who knows, maybe I’ll do an addition next year.