Posts tagged ‘humor’

December 9, 2011

Emotional response to Google search

Humorous representation of user perception of Google search engine results

Charting emotional response to results returned by Google search

Via UberHumor, When searching on Google.

A second source of fun came to my attention courtesy of web designer, developer, and past Google employee Ji Lee 이지별 and his rather agreeable website-portfolio, Please Enjoy. It is Goollery (not affiliated with Google):

Via Goollery not affiliated with Google
Google Map Points

a collection of awesome Google-related projects from people around the world

Typical features are entertaining anecdotes and items like this life-sized Google map marker photo and story.

It is worth mentioning that neither Mr. Ji Lee’s website, nor Goollery are thinly disguised marketing-fodder. Both sites are sharp-witted in tone at times. They do not hesitate to mention less-than-favorable Google corporate strategies and policies. Similarly, they acknowledge instances when competitors excelled, or customers were not well-served. Yet neither site is mean-spirited.

Today’s post includes one more item of Google fun. The following video is now featured on Goollery in the “Most Recent” section, EPIC Google Docs.

It is a delightful animation, about 1:30 mins duration.

This demo shows how you can make a Flash-like animated presentation by only using Google Docs, without using any animation software. The presentation consists of 450 pages and was created by 3 persons from 3 different locations in 3 days.

There may be some adult, or at least “over age 13″ type content in one or both sites. That is a standard for most sites though. Even The Federal Reserve Bank of New York website has that provision in the terms of service:

Eligibility …not intended for users under the age of 13. By using the Services, you warrant that you are at least 13 years of age.

* All content on the Fed’s site is 100% free for re-use, however. Well, mostly, as long as it doesn’t come from third parties. And isn’t re-posted for commercial purposes. Probably best to view the Fed’s TOS page just to be certain.

September 3, 2011

Android 404 with Cthulhu

Android seems fully in control of this situation.

Please be patient! We are experiencing a HUGE doughnut break

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Android encounters the 404 Tentacle Horror

Now this… well, I am more concerned.

It looks like Android has quite an unruly creature to contend with. For the very, very curious, more about the mysterious “mythos” of the tentacles may be found here: Cthulhu, zombies and the Centers For Disease Control.

Disclaimer: I am solely responsible for the content of that link, which, in the interest of full disclosure, leads to the Quora website.

Do not be afraid.

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April 21, 2011

Android has happy wee robots

Happy Android smiley faces via Twitpic

Happy Android smiley robots

An Android mobile phone owner says:

Android replacing smiley faces in texts with happy wee robots still delights me every time!

Wish I had an Android of my own. But that doesn’t really matter, because the happy wee robots will always make me feel happy.

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November 30, 2010

Google Result Previews

I always enjoy a bit of usability testing, and Binary Bonsai does not disappoint. His interaction disaster area for Google result previews illustrates the shortcomings of Google’s new search feature in a pleasingly entertaining yet brief video.

I’ll cite his description of the search feature first, as he expresses it better than I:

Google recently introduced a preview layer to their search results, which allows the user to not only preview the page before going to it, but also see the actual string highlighted on that page. A nice idea, wrapped in horrible interaction design.

Enjoy the video, Google Result Preview from Binary Bonsai!

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