Skip to comments.Google Ignores Flag Day, while rival Microsoft celebrates (honors Pac-Man, Russia Day)
Posted on 06/14/2012 1:19:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone
June 14 is Flag Day, a national holiday celebrating the Stars and Stripes since 1949. But dont ask Google about it.
The search giant is known for its colorful, interactive logos for everything from the 78th birthday of the inventor of the Moog synthesizer to Earth Day to the anniversary of Pac-Man. But for Flag Day, the company was presenting visitors with nothing but its usual site, declining to play up the red and blue in its logo.
Even Google users noticed the omission.
"You create elaborate doodle's for random holidays like when the Ferris wheel was created, but Memorial Day and Flag Day are totally disregarded," wrote one user on Google's message boards. "Memorial Day at least got a little baby Flag with a ribbon at the bottom of the page. But today, there's nothing?"
Meanwhile, Microsoft fully embraced the national holiday, with a colorful background that shows Old Glory in all its glory: a colorful display of fluttering flags against the backdrop of Rockefeller Center.
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Another reason to prefer bing to google.
Communist hate our country and American patriotism. I am never surprised by what they choose to honor or ignore.
Yep - Bing didn’t forget.
Well Dogpile has a special tribute to our flag on its homepage.
Why I quit usig google and switched to Bing.
They do generally aim for the obscure over the well known. Going to Google on any special day marked on normal calendars and expecting something is generally asking to be offended. If they’d done anything for today I’d have expected something for Roswell, or maybe bourbon.
We will be lucky to ever get back to America as a melting pot. The left may succeed in making the US a third world sewer.
You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
I’ve never really used Bing. I used to prefer yahoo before it got ad-riddled and turned into a potpourri site. I’ve tried ixquick, but I prefer the dearth of results I get with the bigger sites.
Brin is from Russia, right?
When do they run the Russian flag day?
I never quite understood what all the whining is about.
Who cares what they have on their home page?
Use it for what it is: a search engine. It’s a tool, not a personal/social validator.
Try Google’s mobile competitor for flag day feel good crap: http://www.apple.com/
How about here? http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm
Let’s say your car or house needs a little work. Going to buy crap from Harbor Freight? http://www.craftsman.com/
Should we take you seriously? http://www.freerepublic.com/~nolibzone/
What a ridiculous\childish way to make decisions on what ‘tools’ to use.
Today is also the U.S.Army’s 237th birthday!!! That is rarely covered in the news.
When I was in elementary school the whole school would come out with then Gym teacher and a bugle played as people recited patriot tunes. We were all around the old tall flag pole.
This was Long Island N.Y. in the late sixties and seventies. Every Flag Day.
Till the day I die I will never forget it on Flag day. It was the first thing I thought when I saw this title.
I am embarrassed I forgot it was Flag Day. Thanks for reminding.
Bing has always been my default search engine. I only use Google for their maps, but using an IP changer so these liberal clowns wouldn’t know.
Dogpile has a lot of Pubbies’ and pro-American employees in their company. My college frat mate works there and it’s one of the few companies he knows where pictures of Bush and Reagan are found in cubicles..
They actually did. Even Sputnik day, the effing commie bastid..