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    * Can anybody explain why...

    Google's US logo was

    http://www.google.com/logos/july4th05.gif

    but yesterday the rest of the world saw this:

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/images/logo.gif

    hmmmmmm?

    didn't want to offend us Brits? or remind us that the US was born out of terrorism and killing the of British soldiers


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    Heh, this will get flamed...

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    I dunno what you mean,maybe your DNS servers didnt update the page,i saw the special google ID yesterday!! (http://www.google.com/logos/july4th05.gif)

    Hmmmm

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    Originally posted by The Dude
    I dunno what you mean,maybe your DNS servers didnt update the page,i saw the special google ID yesterday!! (http://www.google.com/logos/july4th05.gif)

    Hmmmm
    You're in the US right? So of course you saw the changed logo. It was the rest of us that didn't.
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    I think Google sets itself to reflect local holidays. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing an Australia Day logo when in Australia, which naturally wouldn't appear when I'm in the US - as it has no relevance.

    Maybe there are people in Britian who would be offended by July 4th. Stranger things have happened.
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    Re: Can anybody explain why...

    Originally posted by ALGORYTHM

    didn't want to offend us Brits? or remind us that the US was born out of terrorism and killing the of British soldiers


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    It's actually a very respectfull choice to show that just to US visitors.

    That and perhaps to avoid a remotely possible lawsuit...
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    Originally posted by Lorand M
    It's actually a very respectfull choice to show that just to US visitors.

    That and perhaps to avoid a remotely possible lawsuit...
    No lawsuit. More like to prevent DDOS attacks from other countries (ie. The Middle East) when they see that logo! LOL

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    That's great that they make it country specific now There were some complaints some time back about it, not sure if it was this forum or not where someone posted the to and fro emails to google about it
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    Yeah it's wierd - sometimes when I access google.com, I get the aussie google.com.au, and sometimes I get the American google.com. I just put it down to one of those nice little oddities of the net.
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    I think it shouldn't matter after all whats the difference not every site chabges its logo for holidays or simply they could have forgotten any why get into a fuss about it if americans want to celebrate it why do they need a website to show it?!?!?!

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    Here's a list of 2005's logos so far:

    http://www.ee.duke.edu/~qa/logos2005.htm

    Includes:

    Australia Day - Australia
    Korean Independence Day - Korea
    Internationaler Tag der Francophonie - France
    Persian New Year - Iran
    ANZAC Day - Australia and New Zealand
    Holland Queen’s Day - Netherlands
    Children's Day - Japan

    none of which I remember seeing on the US google site this year (may be mistaken)
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    ^ Interesting link, just looked over all of those logos.

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    Now for an age old 4th of July question:

    Do the have the 4th of July in England?

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    Originally posted by ichris
    Now for an age old 4th of July question:

    Do the have the 4th of July in England?
    Yes

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    Originally posted by Rob83
    Yes
    Dang...most people fall for it

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