Need Info Fast? #MSNKnowNow

by Pam on May 24, 2013

This post was created in partnership with MSN. Find out more about the all new MSN experience at allnew.msn.com or see it in action on Windows 8, Android, or on iOS at msn.com

Thanks to a group of hackers who fried my old computer, I was introduced to Windows 8. While I’m wasn’t happy I had to buy a new computer, I was anxious to try some of the new features. Let’s face it, as a blogger I spend way too much time on my computer or my phone, checking emails, writing blog posts, and getting sidetracked by various social platforms. Don’t get me started on the time I could spend looking at photos on Pinterest! Because I spend so much time on my computer, I am always looking for ways to speed up my browsing time. Sometimes I have things I need to know now. That’s where the new lightning fast MSN comes into play. It provides me “need to know” information in seconds, working four times faster than the leading browsers. Even better, it works on iOS and android mobile devices. Why is that important to me?

#MSNKnowNow

I live in an area that is prone to tornadoes that come up suddenly. The sky can be clear one minute and boom! bad weather. Three years ago I was caught in the midst of a tornado while I was driving. It’s an experience I won’t forget anytime soon. Whenever I am driving now and the sky begins to turn a slight greenish shade, I find a place to pull over and check it any tornadoes have been spotted in the area.

It’s also great for when I need directions in a hurry. My daughter, the unofficial navigator on trips, has a bad habit of yelling, “Turn right here!” at the last minute, only to turn around and ask me, “Why did you turn right? You were supposed to turn left, right here!” I’m left frantically trying to find directions in unfamiliar cities while navigating through one way streets.

#MSNKnowNow

Besides important situations, I use MSN for my general “need to know” updates. I was out of town a few days ago, once again navigating through unfamiliar territory with the help of my daughter, and needed to find a restaurant that served Gluten Free food and also had a parking area. That’s no easy feat in a college town while I am trying to avoid college students darting out into the road, listen to my daughter tell me gluten free eateries and dodge heavy traffic.

Do you have times when you need to be in the know right now? Check out #MSNKnowNow to learn how you can be in the know too. When is the last time you needed to be in the know immediately?

 

 

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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kelly thompson May 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

i like all the top stories at your finger tips at breaking speeds

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Katie K May 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

4x faster than other sites

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Janel C. May 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I like that it’s FAST!!

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Adrienne Gordon May 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm

i like how much faster it is.

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Amanda Sakovitz May 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I like that its 4x faster than other sites

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Jennifer May 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Sounds great. I will have to check it out!

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Ashley - Embracing Beauty May 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

4 times faster than other sites! Wow! That’s great.

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Matthew's Mom May 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm

My favorite feature is definitely that it is faster. I want everything right away because I am impatient and have a short attention span. ;)

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Beeb May 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I like that it’s available on multiple devices! Instances where I would need to know now might be when traveling and getting updates on airports, traffic, and so on. Thanks for the chance!

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Daisy May 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I like to find information on the go. We live in the Dallas metro and it’s nice to get info quickly.

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Jennifer Wagner May 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Wow, I had no clue that MSN is so fast for Windows 8 PCs, and I just got a windows 8 pc. Will have to check that out. Thanks.

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Carlee Colonneso May 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

That is awesome that it can help in a potentially dangerous situation. Thank you for sharing this information, I really need to get a better phone so I can take advantage of this.

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Kelly D May 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I like that you can quickly navigate from story to story & I like to know about events and big news stories as they happen because they might effect when I choose to schedule plans.

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Tough Cookie Mommy May 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Windows 8 including the fact that a lot of people are glad that Microsoft went outside of the box and their usual comfort zone to create it. It’s good to know that Microsoft is creating products to compete and keep up in these modern technological times.

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meme May 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

My favorite is it loads 4 times faster then the competition

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rich morris May 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm

i like how it works seamlessly across platforms

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debbie May 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

I like that it works on my laptop and my tablet. I like that I can keep informed of anything happening.

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Naomie May 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

I like that it’s 4 times faster.

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Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired May 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

I love getting up to the minute info and the weather and directions sound really helpful!

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Stephanie Larison May 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I love how fast it is! I always need to plan ahead with the weather esp. on our days off work.

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Kristyn May 27, 2013 at 6:35 am

love how fast this is!

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Nancy May 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

I could use the need to know weather updates. My favorite feature is it is fast!

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Janna Johnson May 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

fast fast fast …. i hate slow
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sandra May 28, 2013 at 8:27 am

i most like hotmail

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Austin Baroudi May 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I like how fast it is!

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Jessie C. May 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I like it is fast and can be personalized.

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Elisabeth May 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I like the trending topics in real time feature of the site!

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shantelle stately May 30, 2013 at 2:15 am

I love how much faster it is. Being a busy mom and student, my time is precious.

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Wild Orchid May 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I like that it will play well on any device!

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Steve Stone June 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

4x faster than other sites

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diane Baum June 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

My fave feature is it’s speed

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tina reynolds June 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I really like the idea of it loading 4x faster faster is always better

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Suzanne Lewis June 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I like that it loads 4 times faster. That comes in handy when I need directions when I’m out.

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Alexandra Roach June 6, 2013 at 3:22 am

I like how it works across platforms!

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Harmony B June 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

I like that I works seamlessly on all devices

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Kenny F June 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

top stories at your finger tips at breaking speeds

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Sandra U. June 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

4x faster, wow that’s awesome!

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Karrie Millheim June 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

The speed of windows 8..they say Americans Lose Nearly a Full Day per Year Waiting for Web Pages to Load

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Samii Meyer June 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I like that it offers fast updates to worldwide news. I also like that the new speed they have makes it easier to search

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