My birthday was last week. First off, I want to say thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday. It was funny… I went to bed late, around 1:30… when I woke up the next day, actually on my birthday, I had over 90 emails from Facebook alone… people wishing me happy birthday. I would end up getting over 300 wishes before the end of the day. So to each and every one of you… thank you. It means the world to me. (I actually went through every single comment and thanked each person individually. So if you wished me a happy birthday… thank you!)
I will keep this short… As we all know, Google is pretty much taking over the world. I have nothing more than opinions on this, but I wouldn’t be shocked if the point of Google+ was simply data collection. Imagine the power that Facebook has with all of that data… the marketing power if nothing else.
So I get to work on Friday (I worked from home by the way) and I went straight to Google. I wasn’t logged in yet, but I notice the Google icon. It was a custom logo… it was also interactive. I love those interactive logos. I proceeded to log into my Google account, and before I knew it I was back on the Google home page. But what’s that… the logo changed. It was now a birthday cake. Holy crap, how did Google know it was my birthday? I hovered over the logo and saw this…
Some of you might think that’s creepy… but I love it. That is one of the coolest thing I have ever seen. I am sure there is some algorithm behind the scenes that does this for everyone, but man… what a feeling. Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you. If you have a Google account, make sure you log in the next time you are celebrating a birthday. You might be served a happy birthday logo from the folks over at Google.
When is your birthday?