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If you needed to look at the following calendar site which one would your eyes have gone to?

Asked by flo (12928points) February 21st, 2017

Generally do people look just at the calendar Feb 22 and move on, or, look at the heading too, Today’s Date Feb. 21, 2017

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zenvelo's avatar

Which site? And why are the dates different?

flo's avatar

Oops http://todays-date.net/
The dates are different because I guess it’s an error.

JLeslie's avatar

I saw the Tuesday Feb 21.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

First thing my eye felll onto was the date.

zenvelo's avatar

It said Wednesday February 22, no errors, but it is after midnight here.

Stinley's avatar

I looked at the big date at the top. Then I looked at the calendar below and saw today’s date highlighted in blue.

Such a curious question @flo. What prompted it?

flo's avatar

It also shows the time for example 7.20 pm right now, but is it 7.20 pm 23rd or 21st? doesn’t say the time zone. Without the time zone it means nothing.

zenvelo's avatar

@flo it shows the time of the person viewing it based on the location identified by the internet service provider.

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flo's avatar

@JLeslie So if you woudn’t have gone misled, if it’s not tomorrow where you are.
@ZEPHYRA Which one? What the heading says (“Wednesday, February 22, 2017”), or what’s highlighted in the calendar Wed 23rd?
@Stinley But if you were on the site on your own (if you hadn’t seen this question) you would have looked at both?

JLeslie's avatar

@flo I’m not sure what you’re asking me. If I needed to know the date I would double check that I’m reading it right. I find a lot of online calendars confusing, do I try to double check.

flo's avatar

@JLeslie Sorry the word “If” shouldn’t have been there. I wasn’t asking a question. I’ve never come across a date site that doesn’t give the time zone.

JLeslie's avatar

It shows the time. It doesn’t say the time zone, but I know it’s Eastern by checking it against my local time.

Stinley's avatar

If I were looking for the date, I’d just look at the big bit at the top. If I wanted to check that my computer was showing the right date and time, I wouldn’t use the Internet on my pic to check because I don’t know how a site like this knows where I am in the world and suspect it might havie something to do with my computer settings. This defeats the purpose.. I trust my work computer so would go by that time.. Or I have a radio controlled clock at home that gets a signal from an atomic clock. Hope this helps

flo's avatar

@JLeslie I don’t think they made the decision_ not display the time zone.
@Stinley I probably would have just moved on after the first thing my eyes landed on, if I were in a hurry.

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