To mark holidays and special occasions, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) often celebrates with fun doodles on their homepage and many of these doodles are interactive. This year’s Valentine’s Day is no exception.
Google’s celebration for Valentine’s Day
For this year’s doodle, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) collaborated with This American Life. Once a user goes on Google’s home page, they will notice the word Google getting replaced by candy hearts. Each heart has a word or words like “Crush”, “Mr. Right”, “First Kiss”, “4ever Yours” “Puppy Love”, and “Blind Date”. Click on a heart to hear Ira Glass and his team from This American Life entertain you with Valentine’s stories.
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Click on the yellow heart (in the center) to listen to Glass say, “For Valentine’s Day, as people everywhere search for love, something a search engine might not be the ideal tool for, each of these candy hearts brings you a true story of love. These are real people.”
The official website for This American Life offers A Valentine Sampler of Radio Stories in the form of a box of chocolates.
A look back at previous Google doodles
Previous Google doodles for Valentine’s Day include last year’s Valentine’s Day Ferris wheels commemorating both V-Day and George Ferris’s 154th birthday. The year before that, Google presented their first animated Valentine’s Day doodle with a design from Michael Lipman that showed a boy using Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to win the heart of a girl he likes. In 2011, Google showed a Robert Indiana-inspired design the Morgan Art Foundation helped them create.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s famous doodles are something that’s unique to the website. It’s also something that users have come to look forward to every holiday. This year’s Valentine’s doodle/collaboration adds a little entertainment value to the mix with stories. With a clever animated doodle like this, it should be exciting to see what other doodles Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) comes up with.