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