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Google users threaten to migrate to Bing after Google uses Cesar Chavez doodle on Easter

Google's Cesar Chevz doodle on Easter

Yesterday was Easter, and everyone was expecting an awesome Easter themed doodle from Google on its Google Search page. The company is known for its awesome doodles. But fortunately or unfortunately, Google decided to celebraate Cesar Chavez’s brithday instead of Easter, and hence, the doodle on Google’s search page was Cesar Chavez’s. This has angered a lot of people who celebrate Easter.

If you do not know, Cesar Chavez was an activist, labor leader, and an organizer. The man has done a lot of work in his time. On 31st of March, it would have been his 86th birthday, and Google just thought of celebrating that. And because I am not religious or anything, I really do not bother if Google put an Easter doodle, or something else. I like what Google gives me in terms of technology, and for that, I am going to be with Google. But for some people, this has become so important that they have very openly threatned Google that they would switch to Bing.

But it turns out that Google has not been creating any Easter related doodle since 2000. Business Insider writes, “In 2011, for example, Google celebrated what would have been German chemist Robert Bunsen’s 200th birthday.” And in Google’s defense,  President Barack Obama has declared the 31st of March, 2013 as Cesar Chevaz day. Business Insider writes:

 “We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it’s difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site,” a Google spokesperson tells Business Insider via email. “Sometimes for a given date we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven’t in the past.”

We still do not know whether a lot of people have actually migrated to Bing or not, which would be just childish. But we will get a more clearer picture if/when Google or Microsoft announce a decrease/increase in the traffic to thier respective websites.

Source: Business Insider

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  1. Well this brought out the haters on both sides.

    Some people believe in Christianity, some people don’t care, and others are against Christianity. It’s reasonable to assume from this and other actions that Google is likely between “don’t care” and “anti-Christianity”. I don’t believe they care for many of our cultural beliefs or customs. So if you’re a Christian, it would be reasonable to stop supporting them. That said, they’re a company in a free country and can do as they please.

    Maybe next year Google will unionize their own workforce in honor of Cesar Chavez. Somehow I doubt their support would go that far.

  2. Someone need to explain to this idiot that Cesar Chavez and Hugo Chavez are two totally different people. He should migrate to a school.

  3. First of all Google is a worldwide global corporation. Second not everyone follows Christian beliefs and what may be wanted by some ma be offensive to others. The fact is it is a SEARCH ENGINE and a free service, feel free to move on to Yahoo and have pictures of the Kardashian sisters all ocer your screen.

  4. I am amazed that GOOGLE is capitalizing on the “DIVERSITY” B***S***…Dont forget the land that you were born freakin’ GOOGLE…The United States of America…not Socialist Latinamerica…ASS*****!!!

  5. First Off, I am a born again Christian.
    Keep Reading.

    I have to admit that I was a bummed that Google did not have a doodle of what we believe to one of the most important holidays tied to our religion. But then I got to thinking, there ARE allot of historical figures out there who do deserve reconition for what they have done in their lifetime. Though I do not know of Mr Chavez or his achievements, I am glad that he was able to achieve the honor that is a Google doodle.

    On the flip side, it would be nice if Google were to honor what MANY believe to be THE most crutial and inspirational person in their lives. I do not have a record of who Google has created a doodle for, but I have a feeling they have created doodle for many entities that they belive to be “fictional”. If that is the case, then why not create a doodle of a person that many of their supporters and users admire?

    In a world of “Political Correctness” This should an easy task.

  6. I doubt “Google users” are switching, more like fanatic Catholics and Christians are crying foul. Why don’t the same people complain about the lack of recognition of other faith’s religious holidays that Google do not provide a doodle for?

    Oh, and isn’t Jesus all about “forgiveness” and all of that jazz???

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