Browsing the most dugg stories this week on the digg home page I came across this which was called “Does Google Hate America?”.
Reading through all the fluff in the article It seems the main beef is about Google changing its logo for other countries holidays.
Key Quotes from the site:
“It’s kind of sad. They change their logo for all sorts of holidays and occasions. Just last week they paid tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday. But Memorial Day doesn’t seem to rate anything at all”
“What, no Easter? I wasn’t expecting a risen Christ, but at least an Easter bunny?” Last June 6, Lopez sniffed, “So today is the D-Day anniversary. Today is the day RFK died 40 years ago. So Google is celebrating Diego Velazquez’s birthday, natch.”
Googles Webmaster Dennis Hwang responds:
“This is just something that grew organically, a culture that developed over the years,” Hwang says. “It made Google feel like it wasn’t just a cold machine, not just an algorithm.”
“We got e-mails complaining that we celebrated Earth Day,” Hwang laughs. “I was just surprised. We all live on this planet, and celebrating that just seemed like a harmless thing to do.”
Cmon srsly? I am pretty ignorant of foriegn holidays and I enjoy seeing Googles logos and in finding out more about them also learn about some other cultures. No offense but I already know when easter and memorial day are…
Maybe next week we will see a article saying Google is too PRO America because they assume everyone in the world knows american holidays so they don’t make a deal out of them.
What is your thoughts?