19 December 2011

Google Let It Snow 

If the weather outside today is more “entertaining” than “awful” where you stay and you are wishing for some snow without all the trouble of digging, there’s one place you can definitely see some (virtual) snowflakes: Google’s search results.

 Type in “let it snow” (without quotes) when you inspect Google and you’ll be treated to a new Easter egg. Snowflakes will fall from the top of your screen and slowly cover search results (prominently featuring links to YouTube videos of the famous song “Let it Snow”) in a light covering of snow.

 But don’t concern if you get caught in a finish virtual whiteout, because Google has rendered a Defrost button, which replaces the common blue magnifying glass seek button (if you click the Defrost button, the flakes will continue to fall, but without any accumulation). You can also click and hold your mouse to manually brush off some of the white stuff.

 When there’s a hundred percent opportunity of snow on Google’s search results when you write in “let it snow”, many in the U.S. are desiring for a existent white Christmas. The Weather Channel is continuing track of the regions most likely to see a blanket of snow on the ground for the holidays.

 Before this week, Google’s search results got a lot of attention for a less fascinating reason when “how to define an English person” returned a playful word as the top result, due to what Google called “Regretful ranking.” Some other Google Easter egg, “do a barrel roll”, became quite famous earlier this year, completely revolving Google’s search results.

 On a related note, like last year, if you seek Google for “Hanukkah”, you’ll see some particular ornament below the search box. Unlike last year, however, Google hasn’t decorated the search results pages on searches for Christmas or Kwanzaa. When you're waiting for Google to embellish, there's only one thing to do...

 Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!