Holiday Easter Eggs

Google has a tradition of perpetrating fun holiday tricks

Holiday Easter Eggs

Google – Holiday Easter Eggs

An Easter egg is an intentional hidden message or an in-joke inserted into a computer program or web page. Various Google services also hide Easter eggs meant to be amusing entertainment. This holiday seasons, the site was filled with many fun holiday tricks to help people get into the holiday spirit.

Computer Related Easter Eggs
Easter eggs are messages, videos, graphics, sound effects, or an unusual change in program behavior that sometimes occur in a software program in response to some undocumented set of commands, mouse clicks, keystrokes or other stimuli intended as a joke or to display program credits.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here is a complete list of recent Holiday Easter Eggs on Google you may have missed.

Google Do a Barrel Roll Search

Searching for “do a barrel roll” or *”Z or R twice” will rotate the results page a full 360 degrees. This is a reference to the Nintendo video game Star Fox 64.

Did You Miss Out?
Do A Barrel Roll
Google Easter Egg will barrel roll for you if you ask it

Google Let It Snow Search

Searching for “let it snow” simulates snowfall and frost on the search results. After a while, the search screen fogs up and the blue search button changes to Defrost, enabling the user to defrost the page clicking and rubbing it like a window.

Did You Miss Out?
Let It Snow
Google’s festive new Easter egg frosts over your screen

Google Hanukkah Search

Google users who search for ‘Hanukkah’ will get a surprise to mark the Jewish holiday, also known as Festival of Lights.

Searching for “hanukkah” changes the border between the search bar and search results into a row of lights shaped like the Star of David.

Hanukkah Search

Google Santa or Christmas Search

Searching for “Santa Claus” or just simply “Santa”, “Christmas bells” or “Christmas candles” or “Christmas present” or “Christmas lights” or just simply “Christmas” changes the border between the search bar and search results into a row of colorful Christmas lights.

Christmas Search

Did You Miss Out?
Interactive Happy Holidays Google Doodle
Interactive and musical doodle plays jingle bells for Christmas

Google Kwanzaa Search

Searching for “kwanzaa” changes the border between the search bar and search results into a row of Kinara, a candle holder with seven candles that represents the tradition’s roots.

Kwanzaa Search

YouTube Snowflakes

YouTube lets it snow with special holiday snowflake button. When you click it, snowflakes begin to fall from the top of the video.

Did You Miss Out?
YouTube Snowflakes
Watch snowflakes fall and accumulate inside your videos
Join the Conversation on Google+
Add GoldenTwine’s Subrato Paul to your Circles

Add GoldenTwine’s Google+ Page to your Circles, and give your valued +1.
Google+ Page
Recommend GoldenTwine Blog on Google
Recommend Article: Click +1 that you see on the top Social Media Bar to recommend this article or any other on this blog to your friends and contacts when they search.
Recommend Blog: Click +1 that you see on the right Side Bar to recommend our blog.
Please also recommend my personal Google+ profile and our business page.
Social Media consists of media that support and encourage social interaction among users. For instance, online discussion forums are designed to allow people to post messages and for other users to respond in kind.
While there may be social aspects to any medium (e.g. links to share an article by email), social media typically refers to those media whose major functions are oriented toward sharing of information, and consequently most of the information on such media are generated by users. Common examples of social media sites are Twitter and Facebook.
Social media marketing is the process of promoting your site or business through social media channels.
Visit our website to learn more about Social Media Marketing

Let It Snow
Google’s festive new Easter egg frosts over your screen
2011 Year in Review Video
Fastest-rising Google global queries and the rest of the spirit of 2011
Related Posts with Thumbnails
Admin/Author Admin/Author: Subrato Paul, owner of GoldenTwine Informatics founded in April 2003, lives in Kolkata, India. He is a freelance website designer, Internet marketer, social media enthusiast, and blogger. He writes in his blogs and as a guest writer about marketing and social media, eCommerce, website design and development, and his website.
RSSDid you like this article? If you're new to goldenTwine blog, you may want to
Subscribe to RSS feed: | Comments RSS | Email Subscription
Social Media:
Short Link: | Thanks for visiting!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.