People Seriously Want a D-Day Google from Google?

Jun 7, 2010 • 8:03 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Yesterday was the 66th anniversary of D-Day, the landing at Normandy. There were about 10,000 casualties that day on the allied side, 3,000 or so which were fatal. But yet people want a Google Doodle, logo, for the day.

There were a few posts from upset people in the Google Web Search Help forums with complaints. But the truth is, Google said they try not to do Doodles for events that are not light hearted. Google said, "we try to be sensitive that a doodle is not the most appropriate way to recognize certain events, especially those that are more somber in nature."

Last year, people were upset that Google posted a Tetris logo on D-Day. I get that, maybe not show any logo on a day like that no matter what. Last year, Bing even had a theme for D-Day but this year, they opted not to.

But now that you can customize your Google home page, you can make your own D-Day theme, if you really want to. I grabbed a free image from Wikipedia and made this:

Google D-Day

Personally, it doesn't seem right to me but that is me.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Bob

06/07/2010 03:37 pm

Google can do as they please, it's their site. However, blatant lying? In this day and age? Heck, let me Google for the truth - for it is out there... Google has put up not one, but two logos for ANZAC Day. I'm sure some Australians and New Zealanders would vociferously disagree with Google about the light-heartedness of this day of remembrance. I'm not going to cease using Google. But until Google addresses this issue, June 7th is "I Hate Google Day" in my book.

Lance

06/07/2010 10:57 pm

I understand why people are upset particularly after last years Tetris doodle. June 6th and the days that followed changed the course of history. Yes there were events later in the same theater that were more costly in casualties and lives but June 6th is the day that the free world stood up to one of the worst menace in history and said no. Free men stood together and made a choice that gave all of us what we have today. Even Google. So should they show a doodle maybe but they shouldn't ignore it.

Lance

06/07/2010 11:02 pm

I understand why people are upset particularly after last years Tetris doodle. June 6th and the days that followed changed the course of history. Yes there were events later in the same theater that were more costly in casualties and lives but June 6th is the day that the free world stood up to one of the worst menace in history and said no. Free men stood together and made a choice that gave all of us what we have today. Even Google. So should they show a doodle maybe but they shouldn't ignore it.

Rob Abdul

06/08/2010 08:47 am

Perhaps the top brass at Google have made a conscious decision to sit on the fence and remain neutral. They are and international brand and they need to remain neutral to penetrate global markets. You cannot keep all the people happy all the time.

Lance

06/08/2010 02:24 pm

I understand why people are upset particularly after last years Tetris doodle. June 6th and the days that followed changed the course of history. Yes there were events later in the same theater that were more costly in casualties and lives but June 6th is the day that the free world stood up to one of the worst menace in history and said no. Free men stood together and made a choice that gave all of us what we have today. Even Google. So should they show a doodle maybe but they shouldn't ignore it.

Jonesj92

12/08/2011 05:33 am

They often commemorate someone's death - how is that lighthearted?

Drew

06/06/2012 06:11 pm

Good men, whose names I'll never know, died face down in the sand that day as they stood up against tyranny. They were cut down in droves as the boarding ramp hit the beach and yet they marched on. They changed history. If it weren't for their daring, bravery, sacrifice, and persistance, I would not be typing this in English. The world would be a very different place if it were not for them. Let's not over-think this. There is a right and a wrong. It was wrong for them to commemorate something so meaningless as the first drive-in theater in the face of such an important day in world history. Google...shame on you. It's that simple. The management in that company comprises of cowards, pansies, and people I could consider anything BUT patriotic. You did wrong, Google. There is nothing further to debate. There are no "two sides" to this. You did wrong.

redheadwglasses

06/06/2013 10:13 pm

No, they commemorate the anniversary of someone's BIRTH.

Fat murricans

06/06/2013 10:41 pm

thanks google, you should put a russian flag doodle since they did 90% of the job, google is smart and they recognized this, " 3000 fags? fuck them poor millions of russians" google never stops suprising me.

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