Skip to comments.Why did GOOGLE minimize Memorial Day?
Posted on 05/30/2011 4:57:29 AM PDT by plangent
Google, today, put up it's standard logo with no adornment. Just a small U.S. flag at the bottom of the page with a yellow ribbon. Compare this minimalist observance with the highly decorated GOOGLE logo commemorating all sorts of people and occasions -- usually avoiding anything that is considered patriotic.
(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...
Why do you think?
Google ... isn’t that the site that teaches you the birthdays of all the Latin American communist artists?
There WAS one last year ... rockin' aroun' the christmas tree ad nauseum
Yahoo did the same thing. There is NOTHING commemorating Memorial Day - not even a flag.
I’m so tired of Yahoo - and I never, ever use Google.
until someone comes up with a conservative search engine, i guess you’ll have to use ms(nbc) bing
Because they’re Google, LOL.
But seriously, that’s the first thing I noticed and wondered. If they’re going to put it on there, why the tiny logo.
Google is an international search engine, granted...but based in US and it’s pretty obvious they’re minimizing the holiday (Bing has a nice tribute...yahoo has zilch.)
Here’s a link to a commercial website I just visited and noticed they had changed their logo to reflect Memorial Day.
Bing had a great Blue Angels photo the other day. The Indy 500 pic from yesterday was cool too.
Google didn’t want to offend our enemies. It’s all of a pattern. No Christmas references if at all possible, no Easter, no mention of American good in any sort, our Judeo Christian values are so passee, don’t you know. They have a huge list of no/no’s, and Jesus is right up at the top. It must be a huge disappointment that the NATO strike that allegedly killed civilians the other day was made by British planes. Maybe they can rework that and say Bush did it. If they can turn Afghanistan/Iraq into Vietnam redux they will. The hell with the slaughter of innocents. Obama is running for reelection, and that’s all that matters. Shove it down America’s collective throats and drown out common sense. And by the way, he’s coming for our guns...under the radar at the moment.
you’re right. i changed the bing.com preference from united states to taiwan. and the background image disappear..
perhaps google should do something like that, if they want to attract more people.
I heard Budweiser has never changed their can,...except for this Memorial Day as a tribute to wounded warriors. Haven’t seen it yet.
I’ve found that I go to Bing every morning just to see what photo they have up for the day.
Central Vacuum is a family bidness run by a VN Vet and his wife. I sent them a Thanks.
(I know this because I read the “About Us” section after seeing your post!)...Thank You.
Yes, and lots of websites that I visit deliver customized ads down to my neighborhood level, which they can tell from my IP address. Google has the ability to tell who's request is coming from the US, and who is from overseas.
I did a search yesterday on Google with FR as one of the terms yet it offered me the option to eliminate all FR.com results. I have never seen that before.
Part of the reason Google can and does do the things they do is that they’re “Google.” In my job I have to deal with Google, and they treat their customers like they treat those who use their search engine...they really don’t care what you think, they’re the biggest (and they are the best) search engine...nobody is going to overcome them, so they really don’t have to care what “we” think.
Sort of like eBay...lots of others have tried to start auction sites, but success attracts numbers, and soon you’re really the only game in town. Google has that advantage, and they know it. Bing is fine, but it’s not google, and if you’re doing serious web searches you almost have to use Google. Advertisers know this too, so that’s why they keep advertising on google. It is what it is.
Google = Bunch of candy-assed metrosexual liberals.