My birthday was last week. First off, I want to say thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday. It was funnyâ€¦ I went to bed late, around 1:30â€¦ when I woke up the next day, actually on my birthday, I had over 90 emails from Facebook aloneâ€¦ 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 youâ€¦ 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 shortâ€¦ As we all know, Google is pretty much taking over the world. I have nothing more than opinions on this, but I wouldnâ€™t be shocked if the point of Google+ was simply data collection. Imagine the power that Facebook has with all of that dataâ€¦ 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 wasnâ€™t logged in yet, but I notice the Google icon. It was a custom logoâ€¦ 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 whatâ€™s thatâ€¦ 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 thisâ€¦
Some of you might think thatâ€™s creepyâ€¦ 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 manâ€¦ 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?