Monday, September 07, 2009

More on the mystery of the recent Ufo in the google logo

Over the holiday weekend Google changed its logo to show a UFO abducting one of Google’s second o's:
If you have any information of why google did this please respond to this post - is it some publicity stunt as usual or is the search giant preparing us for something?

In working out what this meant a coded message was posted on the official Google Twitter account which not so simply read: 1.12.12 25.15.21. 18 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19 and which has been decoded, apparently, to become "all your O are belong to us".

Obviously this is a publicity stunt for something or other, but for the answer as to exactly what it looks like we are going to have to wait a while. Could it be an alien conspiracy movie or book launch and mark some kind of marketing tie in? Maybe it is a strange way of showing support for Gary McKinnon ?

Who knows? The only thing we can say for sure is that the mystery is set to deepen over the coming weeks. Yes, weeks. This one is going to run and run if this official statement from Google is anything to go by:

"We consider the second 'o' critical to user recognition of our brand and pronunciation of our name. We are actively looking into the mysterious tweet that has appeared on the Google twitter stream and the disappearance of the 'o' on the Google homepage. We hope to have an update in the coming weeks."

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Anonymous said...

i saw this logo and clicked on it and it took me to a page where i would have gone had i typed "unexplained mysteries" into google. there was a paragraph saying something about how "unexplained mysteries" was the 10th most searched thing on google (or so i remember reading). But that's pretty much all i remember. After that i proceeded to check the awesome website of haha

VirtuallyLucid said...

September 5, 1989 was the day that the game Zero Wing was launched. It was a game for Sega Genesis and it included an opening montage where the phrase "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" was used. Later, that phrase, being a horrible translation into English, became an internet phenomenon and is considered one of the mainstays of classic netnerd culture. THus, September 5, 2009 is the 20th Anniversary of that game and this is just a hat tipping to the game and it's impact on underground computer (aka "hacker") culture.

Anonymous said...

It's of course a commemoration of the classic pop culture quote "All your base are belong to us", which came from the game Zero Wing, released exactly 20 years ago.

Captain Obvious signing off.

markymint said...

haha, somebody set up us the O!

markymint said...

The funky logo and secret message all seem perfectly relevant to my life, so thanks Google!

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