Partying on New Year’s Eve has become a tradition and Google had efficiently kept the spirit of this tradition alive with all its year end doodles since 2011, until this year when it has made a significantly different effort of wrapping up the entire year in its Google doodle, which claims to reflect “2014 trending topics.”
Let’s take a quick recap of 2014 and list the events that made an impression, remarkable enough to be revisited as the year fades out.
The remarkable 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Flappy Bird, the new smart phone game that kept the users glued to their cellphones.
The fascinating tale of how the Mangalyaan conquered the red planet.
The European spacecraft, Philae Lander and its adventurous journey to a comet.
And of course the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that took the social media by storm across the world and eventually got transformed into a number of other challenges like the Book Bucket challenge and the Rice Bucket challenge.
Well, the Google doodle for New Year’s Eve 2014 has it all.
As the cursor moves on the doodle, a flappy bird pops out of one of the ‘O’s, dodges the letters that follow efficiently until it turns into the FIFA football and the ‘L’ kicks it. The ‘GOOGLE’ gets morphed into ‘2014’, with the ‘1’ transforming into the Mangalyaan off on its mission and the Philae Lander landing on the ‘O’, the comet! While the ‘2’ shivers with cold after taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Another click on the Google doodle takes you to a detailed list of the topics that were most popular throughout the year. You can explore the 2014 Trending Topics from http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts?hl=en&geo=US&date=2014
2014 Trending Topics in India:
In India, Elections 2014, FIFA 2014, iPhone 6, Gate 2014 and our newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi stole the show this year. http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts?hl=en&geo=US&date=2014#geo=IN&date=2014
Although the transition of the Google doodle like the preceding years this time seems challenging, but then you never know what the search engine has in store for us.
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