Unexplained Phenomenon Google Doodle Explained

Unexplained Phenomenon Google Doodle Explained

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Yesterday, Google displayed their logo with an UFO which when clicked will take you to its search results page for “unexplained phenomenon”. This Google doodle has taken the world wide web by storm as people started offering various explanations behind this mystery.

Google’s official statement regarding this offers no clear explanation either:

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We consider the second “o” critical to user recognition of our brand and pronunciation of our name. We are actively looking into the mysterious tweet that has appeared on the Google twitter stream and the disappearance of the “o” on the Google homepage. We hope to have an update in the coming weeks.

So, why in the world would Google do this “unexplained phenomenon” thing?

These are the possible explanations I gathered. The doodle is a reference to:

1. The new movie District 9 which is about an alien invasion at the slums of South Africa.

2. Star Trek’s 43rd anniversary. It was on September 8, 1966 that Star Trek was first aired on NBC. Since the doodle depicts a beam over the letter “o”, it might be a reference to the show’s infamous line, “Beam me up, Scotty.”

3. The Exeter incident. It was a highly-publicized UFO sighting that occurred in September 3, 1965 near Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. Today, Exeter’s first UFO festival takes place.

4. Google’s birthday. Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 7, 1998.

5. Google “cooking up” a new product. Probably its Chrome OS or some web service.

6. A Google social experiment. They want to know how many clicked on its doodle and what people’s reactions were.

7. A Google advertising strategy. Related to #5.

8. Why Gmail crashed last September 1.

Whatever the real explanation is, Google has successfully caught the attention of many. After all, people are always naturally curious of things mysterious and unexplainable.

Damn! Those Google strategists are really good!

ark

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13 Responses to “Unexplained Phenomenon Google Doodle Explained”

  1. enad Says:

    ill use your reasons ha?

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    ark Reply:

    Sure, no problem.

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  2. enad Says:

    by the way, what related post plugin are you using

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    ark Reply:

    I use the YARP plugin.

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    enad Reply:

    thanks i already installed it. btw, i sent you a pingback. kakatuwa pa lang paglaruan ang mga keywords. biglang tumaas yung ranking ko sa topblogs.

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    ark Reply:

    Now you’re learning SEO. Congrats.

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  3. The Filipino Blogger Says:

    Unexplained Phenomenon Explained…

    It isn’t November yet but there has already been lots of unexplained phenomenons, I mean phenomena (that’s the plural form of phenomenon if you didn’t know). I could be too late in posting about this Google trend which is currently on…

  4. ianemv Says:

    I thought of it as experiment talaga Ark particularly getting users’ reactions. I think successful sila sa ginawa nila and Google owes us a further explanations regarding that doodle.

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    ark Reply:

    Google sila eh. Sa laki ba naman ng company nila at lawak ng influence, I’m sure kahit ano’ng gagawin nila, susunod at macucurious ang mga tao.

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  5. Mon Says:

    naku sayang ngayon ko lang nabasa to. di ko napansis yung google homepage with UFO doodle thingy ah! sayang!

    nice post. thanks for sharing =)

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    ark Reply:

    Well, you missed some weird history, hehe..

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  6. Arroyo sux Says:

    Hahahaha… google’s been doing these stuffs years ago na. :) mas marami lang talagang hits yung doodle. :) speaking of keywords, I stay low… alam mo naman, di pang-masa blogs ko.. ahahha >.<

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    ark Reply:

    Aktibista ka kasi poy. Pero pwede pa rin namang pagkakitaan yang mga political blogs eh.

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