Google logo doodle is mystery interactive balls

Darren Allan

September 7, 2010

The latest Google doodle is a load of balls, quite literally. It is, in fact, a number of coloured spheres which spell out the Google logo as per usual.

However, this doodle, like the buckyball one which emerged at the weekend, is interactive. As you move your pointer towards the balls, they shift in response to it.

Edging the pointer towards them causes slight disturbances, and trawling through the middle of the logo sends the coloured spheres flying all over the screen in a chaotic display reminiscent of a toddler having a hissy fit in a Wacky Warehouse ball pit.

So what’s the point of all this? Well, the mystery is that you can’t click on the logo to go through to a page explaining exactly what this doodle is about. Google hasn’t revealed what it means, preferring instead to generate some speculation, a bit like the enigmatic HG Wells series of doodles a year ago.

Thus far, that speculation seems to favour the idea that this is in celebration of Google’s eighth birthday which, according to Softpedia, it “usually celebrates” on either September 7th or the 27th.

Other sources seem to believe it’s some manner of showcase for HTML5. It’s an interesting diversion for a minute or two, anyway, whatever it may actually be about.






 

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  1. Brian Turner says:

    If it’s a celebration of HTML5 then it’s a failure - Google forgot to add the closing tags and required for a basic HTML document. :)

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