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US Memorial Day Logos

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, May 24, 2008
12 years ago3,370 views

Yahoo! may not be first in search, but they're always first with a holiday logo it seems;


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Memorial Day:
- Traditional: May 30
- Observed: last Monday of May
(according to usmemorialday.org/)

Well, perhaps next week Yahoo! will put online a logo for Christmas, who knows?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think they tend to put them up early if it's a holiday weekend sort of thing.
As I use AT&T/Yahoo! DSL..I never used to see the holiday logos. It was always a combo AT&T/Yahoo! mini-logo at the top of the page that remained static.


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For some reason, tho, that disappeared and now all I see is the standard size Yahoo! logo, one that morphs on holidays like non-DSL users see. The mail program has now gotten a makeover with AT&T/Yahoo! graphics as has the My Yahoo! portal.


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Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google won't have a logo for US Memorial Day. But the site below has some pretty cool user contributed Google logos for the holiday.

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Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

He's right- Google's excuse IS laughable. How could any of these be considered disrespectful?

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"Thank you for your note. We appreciate your interest in seeing a Memorial Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we’d want to express reverence; however, as Google’s special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design. We wouldn’t want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.

We have a long list of holidays that we’d like to celebrate in the future. We have to balance this rotating calendar with the need to maintain the consistency of the Google homepage. We really value your feedback regarding the Google logo, and please be assured that we’re actively pursuing ways in which we can acknowledge Memorial Day and other such occasions in the future.

Regards,
The Google Team"

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Google’s special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature"


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ah ah...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

amazing how Google will commemorate the oddest insignificant holiday (125th anniversary of the invention of the lawnmower, etc) but this one is ignored. well, whatever. Ask's is clean and tasteful..


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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Can you imagine a thread with 657 comments about Google vs Memorial Day?

"Google was my Homepage for several years.....until today. I have no use for any website that doesn't show respect for our Troops. There's no excuse for their lack of a logo except they do not want to show respect for our Troops. I don't care what they say. I said "goodbye". YaHooooooooo!"

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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Since most websites didn't change their logos for Memorial Day, I assume the author of that comment isn't going to use the Internet much from now on...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I suppose the argument is that if Google does it for *other* special days, then they should do it for *this* special day too – where "this" are actually different special days depending on the campaign, as we saw in the past (e.g. the Turkish campaign, which led to a success in terms of Google then delivering a logo blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...). Admittedly, when Google argues "We have to balance this rotating calendar with the need to maintain the consistency of the Google homepage", you wonder why they recently put up a Laser logo on Friday and then the Monday after, a Gropius logo...

But whatever one may think of the situation, I feel like when 600+ people in one thread overwhelmingly argue the same thing and voice it in very strong tone, then there is not enough diversity in opinions to come to good solutions... rather, it exhibits signs of group pressure, rage, uniform thinking and so on, which I often find worrying. Imagine a mass of people got together to demand your own homepage show a special logo or something. I still remember when a big Turkish website launched a campaign against this blog's prejudice map (blogoscoped.com/prejudice/) and the forum was suddenly filled with people pasting the same complaint text without reading anything others might have to argue in the situation.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Maybe "according to Google" wasn't very appropriate. Those characteristics were obtained from search results, from web pages that ranked well for your query. It's not fair to say: "according to Google, Microsoft is known for being aggressive and for forcefeeding buggy software to the public".

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

For this date, in 2008, Dennis Hwang has already made an published 41 Google doodles.
At the same date, last year, there were only 19.

Then 2008 will be a big year for the doodles: European soccer championship, Olympic Games, Doodle4Google, ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

oops, I forgot to add my source: [via Zorgloob's Frère Jacques]

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