Monday, 4 March 2013

Google's Tribute To Kenya This Elections

Recognising that March 4th is a significant day for Kenyans as they go to election, Google has created a special Doodle on its Kenya homepage

The Doodle will be on the page from 6am to 6pm. Please find an image of the Doodle below, which was created by the Google Doodle team. The image highlights a peaceful and inclusive electoral process.

This Doodle is displayed on the day Kenyans go to the polls for the first time under a new constitution, to elect: the President, Senators, County Governors, Members of Parliament, Civic Wards and Women County Representatives. Google has helped promote access to relevant information in the period before the election: through the Elections hub, the YouTube channel, Shabikika Amani na Kura Yako (Sports4peace campaign) and supporting student developers to create tools for engagement with elections-related information.

The customisation of the Google logo started in 1999 by Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang, whose work is seen by millions every time he and his team exhibits on the Google homepage. He calls these drawings "doodles".

The Google Doodlers have celebrated and marked worldwide events, anniversaries and holidays with doodles that incorporate the Google logo. You can view past doodles here. What is a Doodle? A Google "doodle" is what we call the decoration we make to our logo every so often. Over the years Doodles have become one of the most beloved parts of Google.

Google Doodles have been produced to celebrate international holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of noted artists and scientists. Some popular doodles include Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Ray Charles, and Earth Day, among others.