Happy Halloween greetings from Google
In the spirit of Halloween, Google has changed its logo for trick-or-treat day. Opting for the haunted house theme, complete with a broken mirror and cobwebs, I feel the word "Google" seems to be squeezing its way into this haunted house image, ie it doesn't look like it's blended into its surroundings.
Except for the first red 'o'. That 'o' was pretty sneaky. I nearly missed it when I first took a quick glance at the logo. Upon closer inspection, the border of the mirror is actually the 'o' in Google.
You may argue the first 'G' is also camouflaged like the 'o'. But the blueness of the 'g' is too great a contrast against the dark painting in my opinion.
It's the witching hour at Google Maps!Edit: Another Halloween treat from Google at Google Maps.
[via Google Maps Halloween Icon @ Google Blogoscoped]
OpenSocial and Maka-MakaBy the way, Google has a treat for you tomorrow on Nov 1. It is launching OpenSocial (URL not up yet, live on Nov 1) on Thursday. It's the first phase of Google's Maka-Maka, its new (rumored) social platform.
[See more about Maka-Maka and OpenSocial at Google’s Response to Facebook: “Maka-Maka” @ TechCrunch and Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday @ TechCrunch]