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What's Up With Today's Colorful Google Logo?
San Franciso Chronicle ^ | September 7, 2010 | Nick Saint

Posted on 09/07/2010 7:53:43 AM PDT by greatdefender

Google's home page sports a colorful -- but mysterious -- new interactive logo this morning.

The logo, apparently visible only to browsers in the United States and Britain, shows the word 'Google' made up colorful circles that scatter around your screen when you mouse over them. It's neat, but what is it doing there?

Usually Google's custom logos are tied to holidays or historical events in a way that is fairly obvious, and, when users are confused, clicking on the logo triggers a search explaining it. This time, however, clicking on the logo does nothing.

There is already a lot of speculation out there, for instance that this has something to do with Google's birthday. But Google denies this, and none of the other explanations we've read seem convincing.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: colorful; google; logo
I noticed about this today. Did anyone else noticed about it too?
1 posted on 09/07/2010 7:53:44 AM PDT by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

Yeah, reminds me of the Wonder Bread logo...


2 posted on 09/07/2010 7:54:51 AM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: greatdefender

I thought my mouse had BO.


3 posted on 09/07/2010 7:54:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: greatdefender

It’s Google - who cares?


4 posted on 09/07/2010 7:55:29 AM PDT by ASOC (This space reserved for)
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To: greatdefender

http://www.bing.com/


5 posted on 09/07/2010 7:55:31 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: greatdefender

It’s a metaphor for them dodging legal trouble for stealing people’s personal information.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 7:55:38 AM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: greatdefender

Your computers are belong to us.


7 posted on 09/07/2010 7:55:54 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: greatdefender
Dude, you are spending too much time at Google.

Did you know that when the circles get bigger they are sucking all of your personal information out of your computer while you are distracted?

8 posted on 09/07/2010 7:56:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: greatdefender

nothing happens when I move my mouse over the logo. guess I’m lucky


9 posted on 09/07/2010 7:59:13 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RatsDawg
“All your data belong to us, in one central location which we can send to anyone, anywhere.”

I thought it was strange they had the United States Flag on the home page yesterday (or day before, forget which).

10 posted on 09/07/2010 7:59:59 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Yesterday for Labor Day probably...


11 posted on 09/07/2010 8:00:41 AM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: greatdefender

It’s a tribute to our new bedbug overlords.


12 posted on 09/07/2010 8:02:36 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: greatdefender
If you click on it you allow Google to track everything you do with your computer as well as charge you per mouse click.

Just kidding

13 posted on 09/07/2010 8:03:09 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: greatdefender

On a related note, I doubled the speed of firefox by deleting the google “safe browsing” crap that they infested it with. I just went into “about:config” and deleted all values starting with “http:” My reasoning is that I know what I want to connect to on the internet and it’s not goofle.


14 posted on 09/07/2010 8:05:33 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: greatdefender; Perdogg; Impy; GOPsterinMA

Yeah, wow... there were more balls flying through the air than at a San Francisco bathhouse.


15 posted on 09/07/2010 8:06:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: greatdefender
Well, since no one seems to want to answer your simple question...

Interactive Doodle Graces Google's Home Page

It's Google's take on a particle movement simulator.

16 posted on 09/07/2010 8:10:24 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: greatdefender

I like it... but they need to make it more ‘game’ like. Playing with it and always getting ‘Google’ isn’t that exciting...


17 posted on 09/07/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (BE the change you wish to see.... Gandhi)
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To: greatdefender

I won’t use Google - so I didn’t see it.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 8:19:38 AM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: greatdefender

Sometimes a banana is just a banana, Anna.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 8:23:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: greatdefender
"Yes, Chief, you heard correctly.
A colorful, but mysterious, new interactive logo"

20 posted on 09/07/2010 8:29:15 AM PDT by jla
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To: humblegunner
Colorful, yet mysterious, Google logo ping
21 posted on 09/07/2010 8:30:31 AM PDT by jla
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To: greatdefender

http://www.eworldpost.com/it-is-real-surprise-on-the-google-homepage-today-13579.html


22 posted on 09/07/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: greatdefender

I don’t normally use Google, but I went there to check out the logo. (Duh, that was probably the idea ...) I thought it was rather annoying. Back to startpage.com or yahoo for me.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 8:57:59 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

If Google was a human being it would be Gary Busey insane.


24 posted on 09/08/2010 3:57:51 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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