June 10, 2011 | In: Technology
Annoying Google Doodles
I understand that Google is always trying to impress us with something new on their webpage, something original, like an image or something. But I have recently noticed that the frequency of the doodles (when Google replaces its own logo with another image celebrating a person, an idea, a holiday, or a country) is increasing, and not only that, they are becoming more interactive, which is becoming very annoying.
Today was by far the most annoying one. It was a guitar that whenever you passed the mouse over, you will hear it playing, which becomes frustrating when you visit Google 20 times/hour. I remember another annoying doodle was about an animated dancer.
I just go to Google to search because they return the best search results, I don’t expect to have fun in my search endeavor, I just want to see what the results of my search are. I hope Google changes its strategy that consists of publishing doodles nearly every other day on their global website. Google’s simplicity and focus on the results was what made their search superior to the competition in the first place.
OK, now how does this relate to stock trading? I believe that now Google is trying to make its search experience more fun (or so they think) to sustain control over the web search market, and to make Facebook’s job much harder in case they (Facebook) want to expand into the search market (because if they do, Google will face some serious issues). GOOG is still in a downtrend and is currently trading at around $516.
You can see a list of all the Google doodles here; you can easily notice how the frequency increased over the years, especially as of 2010.