The Google DoodleAugust 9, 2012 No Comments
If you have ever been to the popular search engine Google, you sometimes notice that it changes the look every once in a while. The Google image that changes is called the Google Doodle, and is changed fairly frequently depending on what is going on.
Since the Olympics began, it has changed everyday depending on which events are going on that day. Typically, the doodle of the day is just a picture of an event, you click on it and more information about that event appears. Sometimes, these become interactive games. If you scroll over the word “Google” a play button will appear, turning the image into a game. You can then play against the clock and even compare your results to your friends. So far this Olympics, fans of Google have been able to compete in the Canoe Slalom, Hurdles, and Basketball.
The interactive doodles have been a common theme with Google recently. The interactive games are often to commemorate a significant advance in history or something to do with pop culture. Last spring, users were able to play Pacman as well as record music on a Les Paul guitar doodle. Google has reported that users love spending time on the interactive doodles. Most of them start by trying to google something, then get distracted by the doodle for a while playing the game trying to beat their friends or record the best sounding tune.
Have you ever ‘wasted’ time playing a Google Doodle? What has been your favorite so far? What should they do next?
Written by: Alyssa Shyken
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