Saturday, 19 February 2011

Goggling at Google

This image is the heading on today's Google page.
Am I the only one who finds annoying the rapidly changing succession of ludicrous attempts at portraying the letters      G O O G L E in ever contorted forms?
With the number of idiosyncratic happenings so many of us find in and around Google Blogger, would their technical people not be better employed ironing out some of these glitches, rather that playing games with their heading, ad nauseam?

Grouch, moan, groan, grumble... Who agrees with me?

30 comments:

  1. jinksy - i'm grateful to have unlimited access to a free tool that allows me to express myself. do i wish that it was always entirely smooth and glitch free - well of course!
    the google signs are to me cool and clever and point like the smallest arrow to a core creative sensibility that i like to be associated with!
    steven

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  2. But they could have their own blog, and be as creative as they like. Google home page is surely meant to be, first and foremost, easy to read - which it often isn't...

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  3. Hmn, well I guess that's told you then, huh? I think someone may have got out of the wrong side of bed this morning (and it's not you, dear lady)!

    Actually, I had no idea that was meant to spell Google - really? Guess I need to sharpen my imagination some, 'cos no matter how hard I try, I can't for the life of me see any letters, never mind a word up there!

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  4. That's exactly my point, Shrinky! Reading needs letters, not hieroglyphs!! LOL

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  5. I use google so often, and never need to read the banner 'google', so in my mundane day (i use google a lot at work), I find a little humor and whimsy to their creative banners. Although the one above, no idea how that spells google but whatevs. ;)

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  6. If you select "your own" background picture, the Google hieroglyphs don't appear. Like Shrinky, I didn't realise that today's pictures spelt Google. Remember that the peculiar letters link readers to a topical subject/anniversary/historic event etc.

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  7. But there is never a link or reference to explain some of their most obscure offerings, Doc. Like today's Old Roman!! It was a fluke that I saw mention of him on Google when I tried to copy the illustration. I hardly think his existence ranked as common knowledge...

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  8. I'd never have guessed that was meant to say Google. I'm glad you said!

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  9. Can't agree with you on this one, Jinksy. I love the creativity shown with these special event headers. To see the word Google in it.. just squint. ;) <--- like that but with both eyes. With these special Googles, all you need to do is click on it and it will take you to the page which explains it all.

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  10. Well, I never knew that Hilary! I wonder how you found out about it? I haven't seen mention of it before, in all my Blogdays! Thank you. But I'd stil rather Google stuck to its simple name, and played games elsewhere. I wonder if it boils down to introvert/extrivert tendencies? I'd rather my own mind produced the frills and flounces, you see, rather than having them thrust upon me, introvert that I am!

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  11. I agree with you Jinksy. Lots of strange things are happening with Blogger & it would be good to put them right.
    It was clever though, that heading.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  12. I believe it's meant to be a tribute to the artist, Brancussi, but I agree - it's a stretch.

    Kat

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  13. Hmmmm! I clicked on the strange-looking Google hieroglyphics in your post and was immediately informed by my virus software that it was an "unsafe" web site. Google ???

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  14. I kind of like it, but I can be silly that way.

    :-)

    Pearl

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  15. Pat - I think Hilary meant for you to click on the image on the Google Home Page - not the copy in my post, which a friend did for me on his Mac computer!

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  16. I too agree with you Jinksy, they should have a blog of their own to display their creativity. And there are other technical points they can pay attention to.

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  17. They do that here too sometimes -- always for special days. It doesn't affect me like it does you, however. :)

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  18. Are you sure your blogger problems are google problems and not your isp?
    How are things going otherwise across the pond?
    We have gray skies here today and rain. Most of the snow is gone and now we have plenty of slush. Too cold to set up a snow cone stand! Ha.
    The thunder and lightning all night last night woke me a few times, but it was the first night of broken sleep in a long time now.
    Boy, did I ever get off topic. For me, I don't much care what the heading is and I do get the info I seek and things run smoothly on my computer.

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  19. Probably all of us agree with YOU!!!

    There photo process is buggy whether our use Blogger in Draft or the regular templates.

    It is like a Maze. what will I have to manuever through this time to post.

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  20. I do notice these but I like them. I just move on to what I went there for and forget it. That is, as long as things come up the way I want. LOL.
    Sometimes the word just pops up and cause me to jump back in my chair. I don't see it that way every day though. Thanks for dropping by gal.
    QMM

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  21. i like them when i understand what they're in aid of, but they're becoming more and more frequent and i have no clue what they're about... and i couldn't be bothered to try and find out because when an ad/promotion/whatever is unclear, it is obviously not good?!?!

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  22. Hehe, I'm one of those people who'd have never guessed it spelled Google. I did wonder about it though. Glad you cleared that up for us. Now, take a deep breath and don't let things like this bother you. Not good for your blood pressure ;-)

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  23. it is just someone out there trying to be creative<><>you are creative, i am creative they are creative<><>it just sounded like i was conjugating a verb

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  24. Sorry Jinksy, when I notice their efforts I find them rather endearing.
    Not only do they give us this platform free of charge, they even entertain us into the bargain.
    There's true philanthropy.
    Or something.

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  25. I find some of them annoying. There are some that are nice and colorful. I do wonder why they feel they have to do that though.

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  26. It's the "happenings" that get me, rather than the artsy-fartsy stuff..I never really focus on that..just another logo..here today, gone tomorrow!

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  27. Sorry - I'm not with you either. I love them, and especially noticed your example the day it was up and appreciated it. Hover and click and there's your answer to the meaning. Sometimes life is more fun hazy rather than explicit.

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  28. Penny, we quite enjoy Google's occasional title changes, but I agree with you about some of the problems blogger gets from time to time which don't seem to get repaired, or if they do something else gets st-ffed up - Dave

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  29. Actually, I quite enjoy the quirky googles. I guess they appeal to something eccentric in my personality. I didn't realize that you could click on them, though and now I'm off to do just that.

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  30. LOL. I do like the creativity, but I rarely even look at it... I think computers will always have glitches... I'm resigned to it. :)

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