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What's up with Google's theme today?

Asked by chelle21689 (6913points) December 25th, 2010

It’s a bunch of different images from around the world. I was wondering what they all had in common? What’s the purpose?

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Gamrz360's avatar

I think its to bring all of the different nations togther in some sort of way, you know, cause its Christmas.

TexasDude's avatar

They are all winter/Christmas scenes.

chelle21689's avatar

I know the images had to do with celebrations but when I click on each image it has nothing to do with a holiday so I was confused. Plus, the great wall of china doesn’t have to do with Christmas or the holidays haha…

chelle21689's avatar

Sooo, anybody have something to say about that??

gasman's avatar

I went to google.com using Firefox & Safari (didn’t try IE) – Firefox shows image URLs in a status bar, which provides mouse-over labels: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Acropolis, Buche de Noel, Mt Fuji, Great Wall of China, etc.

gasman's avatar

From The Telegraph: St Basil’s Cathedral to the Great Wall of China: Google Doodle celebrates holiday scenes from around the world

Michael Lopez, Google’s “chief doodler”, said the team – who spent 250 hours on the design – wanted to gather as broad a set of images as possible…However he added: “The questions is, ‘How do we celebrate these holidays without religious symbolism?’...“We want to end the year with a bang.

From Christian Science Monitor: Google logo today: Decoding Google’s holiday doodle :

At first, you’ll see portraits of scenes around the world…Click on the first image and you’re taken to a Google search on St. Basil’s Cathedral in Russia, and as you make your way through the digital postcards, travel to the Great Wall of China, the Sahara desert, Venice gondolas, and end with ‘Up on the housetop,’ click, click, click – a secular Santa song written by Benjamin Hanby in 1864.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

It reflects both how the Holiday is observed (or not) around the world. It should remind each of us that our custom for the season is but one of very many.

chelle21689's avatar

lol I see that many are offended by this when I read the comments on that site

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