The first Google Doodle that came out in August 30, 1998 was simply a comical message to Google users that the Google founders were “out of office.” Google founders Larry and Sergey just want to let the users know that they are unavailable if something happened like a server crash. Isn’t that funny ?
Larry and Sergey thought of playing with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert back in 1998. They placed a stick figure drawing behind the 2nd “o” in the word, Google, and the revised logo was intended as a message to Google users that the founders were “out of office” and attending the festival.
Though Google occasionally published Doodles after the first one, the Google Doodle that came out on Bastille Day (14’th Jul) in 2000 was an instant hit.
It was so well received by the users and since then doodles started showing up more and more regularly on the Google homepage. In the beginning, the doodles mostly celebrated familiar holidays; nowadays, they highlight a wide array of events and anniversaries from the Birthday of John James Audubon to the Ice Cream Sundae.
Over time, the demand for doodles has risen in the U.S. and internationally. Google has a team of talented illustrators and engineers who now has the responsibility of creating Google Doodles. For them, creating doodles has become a group effort to enliven the Google homepage and bring smiles to the faces of Google users around the world.
A group of Googlers get together regularly to brainstorm and decide which events will be celebrated with a doodle. The ideas for the doodles come from numerous sources including Googlers and Google users. The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google’s personality and love for innovation.
If you have an idea for a Google Doodle, you can propose it by email to email@example.com
Who knows next Google Doodle will be your idea ?
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