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Aery [PersonRank 1]

Friday, December 11, 2009
9 years ago6,517 views

Interestingly, when you hit "I am feeling lucky button" on empty google home page, you will get timer for countdown to 2010.

Noted from: gtricks.com/google-tricks/goog ...

Image :


img.gtricks.com/google-countdo ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Hm, doesn't seem to work in Chromium, but in FireFox the countdown appears below not above

Aery [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Probably depends on Google data center. Its working in Chrome in India :)

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

9 years ago #

Doesn't work for me. Instead, I was led to this page:

   google.com/search?hl=en&so ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Works here in Firefox.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Works only on google.co.uk for me.
good pick ^^

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Aery no, because i got different results in FF and chromium.

[put at-character here]Cookie Lee i noticed that it didn't work in chromium with the new google look, but worked in FF with the classic layout + fade in homepage

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

9 years ago #

And when the countdown finishes, new design goes live ;)

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I like this. It feels very lucky. :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Franta, Yes indeed, the countdown to the new beginning. I don't expect Google to do that just after the new homepage fade-in (Got a lot of questions about that). In the new design the fade-in is not present, but maybe it will added then.

By the way, the countdown, which I like is not working in Internet Explorer. Then I get the message:

The "I'm Feeling LuckyTM" button automatically takes you to the first web page returned for your query. An "I'm Feeling Lucky" search means less time searching for web pages and more time looking at them.

  

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

9 years ago #

KOOL ;)

Above 11 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Libran Lover [PersonRank 4]

9 years ago #

2010 is NOT the beginning of a new decade. We won't be entering the new decade until 2011. Just like we did not enter the new century until 2001.

michperu [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Works on Chrome & IE for me.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Libran, technically I'm sure there are different ways to define it but culturally (e.g. as per the word meaning, considering words are defined by usage) a decade seems to be pretty clearly defined as e.g. 1980-1989 = "the eighties", 1990-1999 = "the nineties" and so on (with on a side-note millennia and decades not being fully comparable due to one commonly being referred to using ordinal numbers – like "21st century" – while using prefixes for the other, i.e. we don't commonly say "201st decade"). If you disagree you could start editing quite a lot of Wikipedia entries:

"The 1970s was the decade that ran from January 1, 1970, to December 31, 1979."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970s

"The 1980s (The Eighties) was the decade that ran from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s

"The 1990s was the decade that ran from January 1, 1990, to December 31, 1999"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990s

"The 2000s is the decade that started on January 1, 2000 and will end on December 31, 2009."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000%E2% ...

"The 2010s decade, pronounced "twenty-tens", "two thousand (and) tens" or simply "the tens",[1] is the upcoming decade beginning January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2019."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010s

jaiblion [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

now I see it!

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