This June 6th, Saturday, is known to many as D-Day. June 6, 1944 was the day the D-Day operation began and thousands of soldiers died. It was also the 25th anniversary of the popular computer game, Tetris.
Google decided to celebrate Tetris's 25th anniversary with a Google Doodle, while Bing honored D-Day with a special theme.
Google Tetris Doodle on June 6, 2009:
Bing's D-Day Theme on June 6, 2009:
There are many searchers very upset with Google over celebrating Tetris overing honoring the fallen soldiers. We know that Google often tries to stay away from posting logos for sad events. Google even commented why they don't do a Google Doodle for memorial day (although they did post a Google ribbon this year). Google said in 2008:
Thank you for your note. We understand your interest in seeing a Memorial Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we'd want to express reverence; however, as Google's special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design.
We wouldn't want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.
Should Google have not posted anything? Should Google have posted a D-Day Doodle? Should Google just do whatever they want? Take our poll:
Forum discussion at several forums:
- How can Google recognize Tetris on 6 June instead of D-Day (6 June 1944)?, Google Webmaster Help
- New Google Logo : Celebrating 25 Years of The Tetris Effect, DigitalPoint Forums
- Google start page Tetris on June 6?, Google Web Search Help
- Tetris? New Google Logo, Google Webmaster Help
- WHAT ABOUT D-DAY !!!!!, Google Web Search Help