Today January 26, 2013 , my birthday.
It was not a friend or a member of the family that wished me first, but the friend of everyone, “GOOGLE”, that surprised me with an unusual birthday wish. A friend in need is indeed a friend, and “GOOGLE” amply fulfills that deed anytime you have a need.Never disappointing 🙂
As a habit, I opened my laptop and launched the web browser as soon as I got out of bed. The default page for the browser is set to open Google search. The Google logo (The text at the center of the page just above the search box) looked different today. I didn’t realize it until I looked at it closely. Lit candles , stars, decorative flowers and cakes looked arranged systematically to form the logo. May be for a festive day or a logo in commemoration of some famous personality I thought. My sleepy brain couldn’t recollect any such event today however.
When I hovered the mouse over the logo , the text “Happy birthday Anand” pleasantly surprised me. Google customized the display with the personalized birthday logo.
How technology adds to our little happiness is a thing to appreciate. Companies like Google know how to use the technology to their customer’s happiness very well. It shows their value for customers. Not surprising then, a happy customer shows his loyalty for such companies. Today, Google made me feel like a celebrity in its own right 🙂
When you are registered with any of the Google services(Gmail, plus etc) and the day happens to be your birthday, do not forget to check out the Google home page next time.