Searchers Disappointed With Google Celebrating Tetris Over Honoring D-Day

Jun 8, 2009 • 8:32 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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:

Google Tetris

Bing's D-Day Theme on June 6, 2009:

Bing on D-Day

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:

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Martin Maybruck

06/08/2009 01:02 pm

Saturday was a sad day but it made me angry that Google did nothing to honor D-Day. If Google is all about the MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION then why did they think Tetris was more relevant than D-Day?


06/08/2009 01:26 pm

Forget the past... Why would we have to remember it all the time. Get over it.

Martin Maybruck

06/08/2009 02:10 pm

Don't be so ignorant...learn from the past and respect it. Without D-Day you might not be here now, Google might not be here now and we would certainly live in a very different world.

Rob Abdul

06/09/2009 08:28 am

Perhaps Google’s management want to remain impartial, they are a global brand. We must remember the young 18 year olds who did not see a full life so that we may life free. There were casualties on both sides.


06/09/2009 07:24 pm

Martin Maybruck, I am not but how long can this continue? Ok, we remember, now what? Keep doing that for next 10 000 years?

Barry Schwartz

06/09/2009 07:28 pm

Vygantas, Yes, never forget a day like D-Day. Never.

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