Eight years ago today (September 11, 2001) thousands of men, women, and children lost their lives in a terrorist attack on the United States. It is a day of remembrance for the victims and a date that Americans shall never forget. Memorial ceremonies for those that were killed in the attacks are being held throughout the entire U.S. today. Online support and remembrance for the 9/11 victims are also being shared throughout the Web on popular social networks like Twitter and Facebook and many popular news web sites.
For those that don’t know, Google is the second most popular website in the entire U.S. and the most popular search engine in the world. Normally Google participates in celebrations, holidays, and days of remembrance by creatively altering its logo to display such support. So when I logged on to Google today to see their remembrance logo honoring those that lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks I was very surprised to see it missing.
In contrast to Google’s lack of participation, I was very pleased to see the beautiful images on the other popular search engines like Bing.com and Ask.com that honor this day of remembrance for those that lost their lives eight years ago. To some it may not mean that much, but the participation of Bing and Ask in remembering Sept. 11th, 2001 is important to this American. I must say that because of that, I am more inclined to use Bing and Ask.com from now on for my search needs. Unfortunately, Google wasn’t the only search engine that didn’t participate as Yahoo, AOL, and Wolfram Alpha aren’t featuring anything out of the ordinary today either. The lack of participation for those search engines aren’t as striking, however, as they don’t typically alter their homepage or logo like Google frequently does for such things.
Today’s standard homepage for Google, a global online powerhouse which usually honors other important U.S. dates, begs the question: why aren’t they honoring this particular day of remembrance?If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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