Google’s Memorial Day Logo!

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  • Written on: May 26th, 2008

Once again this year, Google gives the shaft to the veterans who fought and died to establish the very principles upon which their business is founded.

Google Doesn’t Celebrate Memorial Day?

  • Comments: 3
  • Written on: May 29th, 2006

As many of you know, the popular search engine Google regularly tasks it graphic artists to craft variation of its logo to celebrate holidays large and small. For example, Google recently adjusted their logo to honor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday. They also change it for major holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July.

So when I woke up this morning and found the standard Google logo on www.google.com, I was a bit shocked. I checked around some Google forums on the web and found that I was not the only one who was surprised at the lack of a change.

Some people gave Google the benefit of the doubt with excuses ranging from “their graphics designers took a long weekend” to “Google is international and this is an American holiday.” Each of those excuses is flawed because taking the day off to honor those who you refuse to honor on your website would be truly ironic, and if anyone has the ability to detect what country a visitor is coming from it would be Google. Seriously, Google can tell me what HOUSE visits my website in some cases!

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