After a large number of complaints Google pulled the daily Google logo – an Olympic Luge logo – from the home page and now features a very similar snowboarding logo instead. I think this was appropriate, but it’s always odd to me how harshly people react to this type of thing rather than paying attention to the monster issue of our time such as the health catastrophes facing much of the developing world.
But hey… I guess I’m doing that myself with this post? Shame on me, too….
I suspect Google can read its keyword searches as well as anyone and see how much annoyance there was with the networks’ coverage of the luge accident. Not sure if Google has the same economic interest in having this accident go away that NBC does…
New olympic sport– Death-Luge!
Sad, but hardly cause for the usual cyber-cry baby outrage, or Google’s hasty switch to a boarder-dude (whoa, he pulled a wally for the Gold…..). Should snowboarding even be classified as a proper Olympic schport?? Not really. Then is ice skating either? Debatable. Why not…snowmobiling! Beelin’ for the gold… The Olympics has become a high-powered marketing campaign, mostly, beloved by Google, yanghoo, MSN, etc.