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Google Logo Today (Dots / Balls): Most Annoying Doodle Yet?

If you have visited google.com today you will see that the home page features a new interactive design, this has received a huge amount of feedback today, however not all of it has been positive.

The interactive doodle has caused a huge amount of searches today, at the time of this post some of the most popular Google searches included google logo, google balls, google homepage today, google dots, google home page, google theme and google doodle.

I did not like the logo, therefore followed this simple tutorial to disable it, it was a nice visual effect at first, however I use Google a lot and the design soon gave me a bit of a headache.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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OwnU
OwnU

I use Go0g1e.com as the logo never change there it's still google.com

Denise
Denise

I enjoy seeing different logos -vs- plain ol' one everyday. Someone has a fun job!!!

F. Google
F. Google

Like it or hate it, it's extremely UNPROFESSIONAL to NOT code a large "X" next to such things to turn animations OFF in a persistent manner in accordance with USER CHOICE, something that google is opposed to.

bewildered lately
bewildered lately

If the scattering balls wasn't bad enough, today I got (temporarily) stuck in their "instant" search type engine, where every single letter I typed resulted in their jumping the gun, thinking they knew what letter I would type next!

I used to like google, but they're getting sillier and more annoying by the day. Think I'll try new search engines for a while, until google comes back down to earth. "earth to google! can you hear us?"

Abdullah
Abdullah

Google Balls ? lol

Google Logo sucks
Google Logo sucks

This is stupid.
Just leave the logo along. Otherwise I'm switching to something else.
Maybe Firefox Google page?

Rob
Rob

It slows down my computer consirably – I use an old 1 Ghz Sony. Google is my Start Page because it's simple and fast. Those balls were AWFUL plus they were annoying to watch. If Google does more of that nonesense, I will move my start page somewhere else or just write my own.

Kristy
Kristy

I really liked it! Trying to catch the dots was fun! How can people be annoyed by something so cheerful and colorful? Being able to catch some and see what they do would be even better. I made a circle around them, and was able to highlight them though.

Beej
Beej

it was cute once. I use Google.com as a homepage at work, so it was very annoying after that.

Garry Harper
Garry Harper

Awww, come on, Google has been brilliant to date…tell me one person apart from those that don't own a computer that doesn't know about Google….Today is an exception – hey, when it's your birthday, you make an exception too…so GO GOOGLE GOO!!! Great!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY….!!!

Ann tinder
Ann tinder

i have Photosensitive epilepsy and i had to immediately take google off from being my home page, thanks Google.

PNut
PNut

well Ive totally given up with google searches today as Ive spent all day playing with the balls instead – much more fun!

Noella Smith

horrible, I'm switching to yahoo today

Mike
Mike

it was cool at first but now i'm sick of it

Matt
Matt

I've been using bing all day because of this annoying animation LOL and it's not too bad, I maybe start using it every day.

Khurram
Khurram

Seriously stupid. It gave me a very bad headache.

Gadsden
Gadsden

Google is like the "fun" parents of modern times. They're always trying to please by being overly-enthusiastic about everything which more often than not turns people away from them. Everything about Google is supposed to be "fun", from their ridiculous homepage to their dresscode ('casual Friday' is everyday, professional dress is frowned upon).

Greg
Greg

The point of a simple search page destination is to have no distractions. Does Google have no employees in the front page logo projects with ADHD, who could provide some advice on the way such a logo might make things difficult for people who have clinical ADD?

I think this is a great day for me to finally start trying out Bing.com !

Rachel
Rachel

I agree – it's an extremely annoying and distracting graphic. The sooner Google gets rid of the egotistical 'all style, no subtance' design freaks that seem to work there these days, and get back to providing solid products that actually do useful things for consumers, the better. These baubles that merely act as a distraction are not in any way welcome in the midst of what should, first and foremost, be a *useable* product.

John C
John C

It's really got on my *its today!

P Squared
P Squared

Cool for about 1 minute.

Dave
Dave

ANNOYING! and it doesn't give a description of why it's even there when you hover your cursor over it. I did find out that it's for their anniversary but WOW how self absorbed, presumptuous, and egocentric of Google to "assume" that we are all going to know why they annoying balls are there in the first place. They just assume that everyone is waiting in anticipation for their anniversary. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of using Google and like their simple home page but their logos are getting to be annoying.

Pax
Pax

It's just annoying that every time the curser moves anywhere on the page the dots explode. It just gets irritating after a while. I don't mind when google does these experiments- some people like them and I guess they're trying to find out what people like and don't like but they need to give people the option to opt out of these "Effects". I think they forgot about the negative feedback they got when they forcibly did the background changes without giving people the option of opting out.

Jeff
Jeff

I was just wondering, also, what it's about… that search brought me to this page. Still haven't really learned. The dots just keep moving. Doesn't say anywhere (like it usually does) what it's about.

That's the annoying part.

I saw the buckyballs one and never knew it was interactive. Just went on searching. But at least they told me what it was and why.

Derek
Derek

I hate today's Google Homepage!!! It's much too resource intense for any netbook!!! Thanks Google!!! Looks like I'll be using a different search engine today….

Derek
Derek

Today's Google Home page is way too resource intense for netbooks!!! Thanks Google!!! Looks like I'll be using a different search engine today…

Scott
Scott

Who goes to Google.com? Doesn't everyone have a text field in their toolbar for Google searches? The dots logo doesn't show up in search results.

Some people really like to complain, I guess.

Neil
Neil

Oh come on its bloody brilliant! try making the window smaller, if you drag it around with the mouse it carries on moving! Hours of fun.

soph
soph

how can it possible be that annoying you're only on the page for about 10 seconds at a time

Lotta
Lotta

Another boondoggle. If Google wants to be an annoying game engine maybe it should launch a new product line such as Google Idiots or Google Juvenile. Heres a thought maybe Google could include, with every juvenile idiocy like this, a big TURN OFF THE CR*P button and count how many times it is used by all the annoyed people who really don't want nauseating movement, cpu sucking scripts and noisy useless images on their preferred search engine screen? The only one here who thinks the bouncy balls are fun or funny is the 4 month old kitten and she doesn’t… Read more »

Derek
Derek

Today's Google Homepage is way to video intense for netbooks and is really pissing me off!!!!!!

dave
dave

Relax people… if you dont like it go to yahoo.

Dee
Dee

I think it's great fun! I spent ages today trying to click on it to see what it was all about without it moving away form my mouse. Could get annoying though I guess.

Sean
Sean

It's celebrating their 12th birthday, and highlighting the capabilities of CSS3…

Guest
Guest

Its brill

-Guest
-Guest

I think the Google Dots is pretty cute, I just wanted to know if it was celebrating something or it was just there.

Jin
Jin

Yeah, first thing I realized this morning. So annoying and distracting…

I am sorry, but I must say this is one of the stupid experiments they are doing.

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