When we awoke this morning we were a little shocked at what we saw, because we assumed that today’s July 4th Google Doodle would be something special. We had assumed that the search engine giant would go all out like they have done in previous years, but all we have is an image with a few images that symbolizes America. OK, so we have fireworks, but where is the flag?
Whenever you celebrate the American Independence you always need to have to have that flag waving, so why has Google not given the American people what they want? We all love it when Google has an interactive Doodle on their homepage, such as the one from last year, which you can see in the video below.
When you watch the video or for those who can remember last years Doodle, then you will know what we mean when we say that Google did it again. Nothing helps to celebrate the 4th of July like some good old fireworks. It is very clever how it has been done, with a chain of events being set off with the end result being the launch of a single firework.
Now we do not have to be gifted to know that American’s who visit the Google homepage will be a little disappointed with what they see. How come the likes of Les Paul, Jules Verne etc qualify for a cool interactive Google Doodle, and the 4th of July does not? There could have been so many opportunities for Google here, ones that would have stopped them from thinking about Bing instead.
When you visit their homepage there is a high def image of an eagle, now how patriotic is that? The when you hover over certain areas of said image you will get interesting bits of information for you to read.
Now compare that to today’s Google Doodle, which consists of a number of small images that is a mashup of everything American. Now that we look a little closer, it’s not has bad as we had first thought. Yes it is still lacking and could do with some interaction, but you can read a lot from the logo.
From what we make of it, the logo takes in the east to west cost, from New York to San Francisco and a little bit more in-between. Not too sure why there would be a rainbow there though – surely they are not celebrating Wizard of Oz as well?
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