by ChihWei H
This article is a collection of secret “function”’ within Google’s search engine and services. “Do a barrel roll”, one of the latest Google’s stunt became one of the leading technology new during the weekend. If you type in the phase in a Google search, the whole page will actually rotates (Only in Firefox and Chrome I believe). The phrase came from popular Nintendo game, “StarFox”, which refer to a 360 degree rotation of fighter jet. Search for “z or r twice” will result in the same thing. There are quite a few other trick to try out in the article too, including Google gravity, Google map jet ski advice and more.
While there are no particular use of these “Easter eggs”, I think it’s quite refresh to see Google employees took their time and implement these. It goes without saying, companies who let employees develop their own ideas help themselves innovates. I think the same concept can be apply to our projects. Sometimes it might be helpful to think out side of the box and stop concerning only on the functionalities of website for a change.
Stephen Shankland. (November 4, 2011). Google’s whimsical Easter eggs (screenshots). In CNET. Retrieved November 6, 2011, from http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57318776-264/beyond-the-barrel-roll-googles-easter-eggs/?tag=mncol;mostRead