Why is the Google logo like that today
On the 7th of September, 2010, Google created quite a buzz worldwide with its new doodle logo. The logo was an interactive doodle made up of red, blue, green and yellow balls. When you took your mouse cursor near the logo, the entire Google logo just broke off into many small bouncing balls of the aforementioned colors and kept moving in coordination with your cursor movement until you let it settle. On letting the balls settle, they would all come together and form the Google logo once again. Not only was this found to be extremely popular because of its simple jovial appeal, it was also popular because of the innumerable theories that tried to explain the reason as to why Google chose to bring this interactive logo on September 7th.
Google is known for using special doodle logos on popular holidays, special occasions and important events, but this was actually different. Perhaps the biggest reason as to why people were so inquisitive about the logo was because it was for the first time that clicking on a special Google logo did not give the user any associated information about the motive for the special doodle, which by the way is the norm that had been set by Google before this. Some considered this to be a very clever move by the world’s most popular search engine to benefit marketing, while others considered the possibility that there was a secret message in this new move. A common speculation emerged that it must be Google’s birthday and many websites claimed that Google was found on September 7th, 1998, although, there was no official word on it. Another theory that gained popularity in explaining the reason for the ball or dot doodle logo was that the company was about to announce something big on its part. However, the only official comment from Google was “‘Today’s doodle is fast, fun and interactive, just the way we think search should be.” Although this did not explain much, it seems to be in sync with the theory that Google was actually showing off its newly incorporated ability to play HTML5 content on its Google Chrome browser through a simple yet likeable doodle logo.