Google has recently rolled out their new look homepage, going from their traditional white background and ever changing Google Doodles to a random background image chosen from Google’s online photo albums, but it seems that the internet has rebelled against the change.
I can not quite understand why, but it seems Google regulars have taken a dislike to the new look. Google users have previously had the opportunity to do this with their iGoogle pages where users can add widgets, backgrounds and much much more.
But it seems that Google took it one step further, and have added the feature to their regular homepage. Users can select images from their own computers, Picasa Web Album, or a public gallery which is hosted by Picasa has a huge selection of quite stunning photos.
One of the reasons that the Internet users have gone up in arms about this new level of personalization is the “Bing rip-off” factor. Are Google trying to complete with Bing? I think it is quite unlikely as Google are still the number one search engine, but it seems that various bloggers are already mourning the death of Google’s original white background look.
Microsoft have even got in on the act, and have Geekosystem have discovered a something from Microsoft Europe which says ”We have lost a background image, if found please return to bing.com”
So, with all this in mind, how do you feel about the new homepage feature? Is it as bad as everyone is making out? I actually quite like the change.