San Francisco: AW! Holiday Google Doodles are a culty thing to follow around, so I generally avoid them. But I like the brand new St. Valentine’s day animated Google Doodle for today, February 14, 2012, St. Valentine’s Day. It’s an animation, you’ll see, set to Hank Williams’ Cold, Cold Heart.
Search Engine Watch has a terrific piece on it that just came out. Partly excerpted here — with follow link. Says Search Engine Watch:
5he 2012 Valentine’s Day Google Doodle appearing on Google’s homepage today should bring a smile to the lips of even the most cold hearted cynics among us. Google’s animated short features the age old love story: a boy trying to impress a girl. It is set to “Cold, Cold Heart,” written by the legendary Hank Williams and performed by iconic American pop/jazz/show tunes singer Tony Bennett.
Also, a fun Valentine’s Easter egg will thrill the math geeks in the crowd (and I know you’re out there). Before we get to that, have a look at the Doodle. It shows a young boy, waving a red and pink “Play” button back and forth above the search bar. Behind him sits a light blue, seemingly hand-sketched Google logo.
Google Doodle a Story of Unrequited Love
Pressing the Play button launches the video within Google’s homepage, which starts with a boy searching Google, presumably for a Valentine’s Day present for the object of his affection. He brings to his pony-tailed, jump-roping love a single red rose, inspired by Google Images results. Sadly, he is rebuffed without so much … MORE at searchenginewatch.