Sunday, September 27, 2009

Google Goes Woo-Woo

Google frequently uses its icon for good - for example, you might see the "Google" home page splash image displaying a telescope, and clicking on that telescope image would zip you to a Google search for the 400th anniversary of Galileo's introduction of the telescope.

Google has used its splash images to honor composers, scientists, writers, events, holidays, and more. All good.

But now, they're pandering to the Paranormal crowd. First, on September 5th, with a nudge to search for "Unexplained phenomenon".

And just 10 days later, another bow to all things wacky, this time with "Crop circles" on September 15th:
I ask, what good is this doing? Other than giving George Noory or Richard Hoagland a cheap thrill? Sheesh!

C'mon, Google. With great Power comes Responsibility. Use yours for good.

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