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Google ignores 9/11

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posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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Normally something like this wouldn't bother me, but its obvious google does their best to recognize every obscure holiday and anniversary there is. Just the other day they had a UFO in the logo to celebrate some UFO conference. That is expect memorial day and 9/11. Funny how nearly everyday you can find a new google logo acknowledging something, then on 9/11 nothing.

Its as if they're purposely trying to offend people. So, I called them and what I was told made me more angry.

ME: I just wanted to call and lodge a complaint and find out why you guys aren't recognizing 9/11

OP: I'm sorry sir, we don't recognize every holiday....

Me: You think 9/11 is a holiday?

OP: silence

Me: The real reason is that you're all ideological assholes.

OP: Sir...

Me: just file my complaint with the others I'm sure you're getting.

www.foxnews.com...

Google is well known for the clever logos it often drapes over its home page on holidays and some anniversaries, such as the Internet behemoth's own birthday.

But on the solemn eighth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, while rivals including Ask.com and Microsoft's Bing.com offered prominent commemoration displays, it was just another day for the biggest search engine of them all.


Earth Day:


Mother’s Day:


Father’s Day:


Martin Luther King, Jr Day:


The Persian New Year:


St. Patrick’s Day:


And of course, the Olympics:




I for one will NEVER use google again.



[edit on 11-9-2009 by Wimbly]




posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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Not that I think that it's right that they didn't acknowledge 9/11, perhaps they only make special logos for "happy" occasions. September 11th isn't exactly the happiest of times.

I do think though that they should have done something. How hard could it be to turn the "g" and "l" into the Twin Towers, or to "American Flagize" the logo? Also, with this UFO logo, it's obvious that they can choose which Google homepages get the special logo, so they could've made it US-centric.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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As I'm not one to go in much for boycotts, I, as a disabled vet hear you.
I enjoy the service google provides and will keep on using it, but will start using another engine, maybe someone here can recommend a better or equal site.
All that being said, I added you as a friend and S&F the post.
Nice work on the phone call.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 06:51 PM
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Yahoo is probably just as good as Google. Ask probably is too. In fact, every search engine probably is. The this is that you would have to get used to a different layout for the search results.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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After I posted this, I sort of felt stupid. Its not rational to get upset over something so trivial. It just bugs me that they recognize so many anniversaries, but wont use a ribbon or something to honor all the brave people who died trying to save lives that day? That and the flippant attitude of the operator really bugged me.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:26 PM
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This isn't the first time soething wasn't acknoleged by google before. Can anyone help me figure out what it was before this.... let me see... Oh! I know, the Tian an men massacre of 1989! No pictures of it on google images so, I guess the US government is not letting people try to learn about this "unfourtunate terror attack".



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:34 PM
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With exception of persian day - all google notices are worldwide events

I know 9/11 means a lot to you guys but did they do anything for 7/7 or bloody sunday? no - because they are not recognised worldwide - you know the world out side the borders you never visit because you dont have passports - jeez



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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one reason they probably don't promote it or recognize it is because if you search 911 you'll get pages like 911 conspiracy theories that pop up in the first few behind wiki. Google might not want to put a google/911 logo because the 1st thing everybody would do after seeing that would be to search it and then get the conspiracy stuff.Not sure just a plausible idea if were going in that direction.Peace



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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This Thread is ridiculous...Americans get upset over anything...you think you are at the center of the world..where were you when Google didn't do a doodle for the 7/7 attacks and the Madrid bombings...

I do not think 9/11 should be recognize by Google for a few reason..

1 - Goggle is Worldwide..9/11 Events..AMERICAN!!!..
2 - 9/11 was a tragic events..as far as i know Google don't recognize tragic events..
3 - 9/11 is not a holiday..


..You are not the center of the world...so stop complaining...



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by LAUGHING-CAT
 


Yahoo is probably just as good as Google. Ask probably is too. In fact, every search engine probably is. The this is that you would have to get used to a different layout for the search results.




Oh come on. There's a big reason why Google took control of the search market even though Ask and Yahoo existed long before. Yahoo and Ask are piss poor search engines. If anything the new Bing might be good.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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Exactly what I was thinking, Next_Heap_With.

The OP complained that Google has something for "every other holiday", but nothing for 9/11 like you wanted, yet gets made at the Google operator for saying 9/11 was a holiday (the operator probably didn't even mean it like you think he did)?

Google doesn't have "holidays" for other mass killings, why would they have one for 9/11? Stop being so selfish, as well as contradictory. You're right 9/11 is no holiday, so stop wanting a holiday for it, and blaming a non-related company for it.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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I think it would be more offensive to turn such a tragic event into some sort of doodle on a website search engine. The visual silence is a lot more dignified for an occasion like this. It's my guess that there would be many more people complaining if they had actually made a doodle for it.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by Next_Heap_With
1 - Goggle is Worldwide..9/11 Events..AMERICAN!!!..



Actually, while Google may cover websites all over the world, for people all over the world... They ARE based in the US, as a US company.

Sorry, just sayin...



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by Wimbly
reply to post by LAUGHING-CAT
 


After I posted this, I sort of felt stupid. Its not rational to get upset over something so trivial. It just bugs me that they recognize so many anniversaries, but wont use a ribbon or something to honor all the brave people who died trying to save lives that day? That and the flippant attitude of the operator really bugged me.


Before this thread gets too big, I want to say that they did in fact have some years when they did have a different logo for 9/11. I was very active online and the very next year, for example, I remember they did have it. So this policy is new. I wonder who chooses the logos and whose job it is? perhaps whoever used to do it no longer does that job anymore and the new person wants only holidays and such. But they did at least have it a few times I remember.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Generally, we choose doodles from a variety of categories, such as those that celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of artists and inventors. 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."


googlesystem.blogspot.com...



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:12 PM
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Hi, former logo fans.

Google being right or not, is not the issue.

STOP using Google, it is now a SPYWARE ! !

Use this: Ixquick Metasearch.

www.ixquick.com...

Blue skies.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by Next_Heap_With
uld be recognize by Google for a few reason..

1 - Goggle is Worldwide..9/11 Events..AMERICAN!!!..



I disagree, 9/11 was not just American. Many nationalities died in the towers and many nationalities went to war in Iraq afterwards, and have now focused their attention on Afghanistan.

The repercussions of the attack on the towers reverberated around the world and stopped people who saw it live on TV (I was one) dead in the their tracks. The fallout from the towers was a worldwide shock and its consequences are there on the news and in international news papers every single day.

I do not know where this multinational war effort will end but I do know where it started... 9/11.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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reply to post by Wimbly
 


You're the first person I've met that is upset about Patriot Day not be celebrated.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:23 PM
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Can you imagine Google "celebrating" 911 with a doodle?

How incredibly callous that would be.



For your edification, examine the doodle I've created here. Now imagine the uproar it would have caused had this appeared in everyone's browser this morning.







Boo. This post deserves a thumbs down. Of all the things to complain about.



posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 08:34 PM
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I said nothing about celebration. I just wanted the men and woman who gave their lives trying to save others to have some recognition.




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