Google today celebrated its anniversary with a Google Doodle that includes moving balls that form circular patterns over the screen. Perhaps the Google Doodle for today is in celebration of its incorporation as a company in September of 1998.
Even if you try to click on the fast moving Google balls for the logo the expertly move away from your mouse so you can’t even figure out what the Google doodle is for. The Google Doodle itself has a rich and storied history.
The first Google Doodle was for August 30, 1998, in honor of the Burning Man Festival. Since then, Google’s redesigned logo has been expected from time to time to show off the prowess of Google’s search engine on a particular topic.
The Google balls are a never-before-seen phenomenon. Usually a click on the logo reveals the search so you can find out more about what Google is celebrating. Themes have ranged from popular holidays to anniversaries of cool things such as Albert Einstein’s birthday, Australia Day, and Chinese New Year.
Google’s very own logo has served as an educational repository for internet users in a small way yet is very effective. In a world where sound bites and one-liners are a part of the media frenzy, the Google Doodle is a small way to investigate an important or fun date in our history. Now the Google balls are the epitome of searching itself. How do we formulate a search for a logo with multicolored balls? Do we know what a Google Doodle is? Finding out where to start a search that could be “Google today” or Google balls” is a simple way to problem solve.
Such searches can lead to deeper things like a search for ancestors, researching our birthday in history, or other topics that we are impassioned about even if it is something as mundane as the history of the Pac Man video game. Kudos to the Google Doodle tradition that upholds that electronic information is hardly wasteful and there are many legitimate sources of information that we can draw from when we search for meaning in a world of pixels and Tweets.
Happy anniversary, Google, and keep the Doodles coming for all of us to research.
The Google website provided information for this article.