Google homepage logo: A glimpse into my childhood

September 7th, 2010 by Search Influence Alumni

I don’t know how many of you have been to the Google homepage today, but steer clear unless you want to waste countless minutes playing with bouncing balls. Ahhh, it’s like my childhood all over again. Google unveiled their newest interactive logo today but unlike all the others, the reason for this one remains a mystery.

The logo is made of interactive balls that scatter and bounce once you drag the mouse over it. After a bit, they reconvene to make up a dotted version of the classic logo we’ve all come to love.

Pictured: Love

So what’s the story? Well, no one really knows. Every other time they’ve changed their logo, you could get the scoop simply by clicking it. No such luck with this one.

Some speculation revolves around Google toying with html5.  Others say it’s for their birthday since the site was founded on September 4, 1998. Are they really twelve already? They’re growing up so fast. Soon Google will be a teenager! I wonder if for their thirteenth birthday they’ll make the logo out of interactive acne spots…

Gross imagery aside, I don’t care about the reason because this thing is fun. If you don’t see it initially, make sure you click “Go to classic Google” and you’ll find it there. Happy birthday, Google! And happy bouncing, everybody else.