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New York - Web Surfers Wonder Why No 9-11 Google Logo

Published on: September 11, 2009 09:55 AM
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New York - As everyone knows, today is the 8th year anniversary of the terrible 9/11 attacks. Many people, companies and organizations are doing things to remember the day. A lot of people are asking why there is no logo from Google for today. The quick answer  is that “Google does not do Google Doodles (aka logos) for sad days like this, they typically only do these types of logos for happier occasions”.

But that does not mean Google is not doing anything. They have partnered up with several organizations and companies to bring together a web site named Make History at 911history.org. The site has a storytelling sharing tool that uses the Google Maps API to display Google’s Street Views. It allows “people to place and then share their photos and videos in geographical context, collectively piecing together the history that was witnessed, one photo and video at a time,” Google said. The site is also hosted on Google’s cloud computing environment, Google App Engine.

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On the logo front, both Microsoft Bing & Ask.com have used meaningful background images for their home pages. Here are pictures:

Clearly, the Yahoo home page has news and images for the day. Plus Gary Price at ResourceShelf  has compiled a comprehensive list of how the Internet is remembering the day.


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 Sep 11, 2009 at 09:34 AM not so american Says:

Google backed Obama and had their search engine work to always have him on top of any president search anyone did during the election, so I'm not surprised at all to see how unpatriotic google is

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 Sep 11, 2009 at 10:20 AM The Truth Says:

Reply to #1  
not so american Says:

Google backed Obama and had their search engine work to always have him on top of any president search anyone did during the election, so I'm not surprised at all to see how unpatriotic google is

Your view is a liiiittle skewed! It seems like you are saying that Obama = unpatriotic. You may not like Obama but he is the President of the USA. Google searches are based on many things, the main one being adverts, so if you pay enough times, on many different sites, you can get anything to come up first in a search engine.

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 Sep 11, 2009 at 12:27 PM TR DICE Says:

especially that they had one for 09/09/09... they SHOULD have one for 9/11

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 Sep 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM 5T Resident Says:

Google was probably afraid to offend the sensibilities of Muslims who believe that 9/11 was a Jewish plot to drag the US into a Middle East war.

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 Sep 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
not so american Says:

Google backed Obama and had their search engine work to always have him on top of any president search anyone did during the election, so I'm not surprised at all to see how unpatriotic google is

Put on your tinfoil hat, the aliens are coming.

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 Feb 21, 2010 at 03:13 PM I Say... Says:

Google should have put something to comemorate 9/11. NEVER FORGET!

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