View Poll Results: Is Google trying to be politically correct?

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  • Yes, it's obvious they want to avoid a specifically Christmas image

    44 64.71%
  • It could be. I didn't see any Hanukkah ones either this year, come to think of it...

    9 13.24%
  • I doubt it, why would they do that?

    7 10.29%
  • Some Athiest probably complained and Google caved.

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Thread: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

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    Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    This is Google's Christmas Day image.


    They don't even say Merry Christmas today, which is Christmas Day. They have an extremely bland, generic, and vague image.

    Previously they've had really nice Christmas images for their homepage.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    It seems to me that they have been becoming more so for about the past 5 years.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It seems to me that they have been becoming more so for about the past 5 years.
    I used to enjoy their various images. They seemed to honor special holidays from various faiths.

    This image is pathetic. I might change my search engine and drop them a note.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    I think I don't care what they say. Happy Holidays works for me.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    A spaceship and an upside down broken cross ..hmmm

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    I don't blame them for doing this. Google is a business and businesses need to cater to the largest demographic possible, especially on a global internet. Not everybody celebrates Christmas. For example, Jews don't but they celebrate Hannukah, and the Chinese don't because they generally aren't Christian.

    It's not that they are trying to be politically correct; it's more that they are trying to connect with the widest demographics possible, so being generic generally helps in that.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    A spaceship and an upside down broken cross ..hmmm
    No, it's a peace sign, as in "Peace and Goodwill towards all men."

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't blame them for doing this. Google is a business and businesses need to cater to the largest demographic possible, especially on a global internet. Not everybody celebrates Christmas. For example, Jews don't but they celebrate Hannukah, and the Chinese don't because they generally aren't Christian.

    It's not that they are trying to be politically correct; it's more that they are trying to connect with the widest demographics possible, so being generic generally helps in that.
    They used to have images on Hanukkah, Ramadan, Chinese New Years, etc. I didn't mind Jewish or Muslim images. Now it seems they've decided to play it totally safe and avoid anything.

    I find that sad. Are people that intolerant that they can't handle seeing images from various Holidays of various peoples?

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I used to enjoy their various images. They seemed to honor special holidays from various faiths.

    This image is pathetic. I might change my search engine and drop them a note.
    The Bing search engine by the evil Microsoft is a pretty good one.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    And they've done an about face on what was previously a Google tradition that helped build their company.

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