21 September 2009 684 Views

All Your O Belong to H.G. Wells!

by Iain Welford

The Google mystery has been solved! In Google’s own bit of mysterious viral like antics, the online world has been discussing the meaning of the unusual appearance of UFO’s on Google’s homepage.

First appearing on the 5th of September and crashing this site with the amount of traffic generated, Google showed a U.F.O. stealing an O form the iconic logo. The firm then used their twitter to alert us that “all your O belong to us”.

The U.F.O. flew back onto their home page on the 15th, showing crop circles made by the flying saucer. They again twittered about the “phenomenon” with coordinates that related to Woodham road, here in the U.K.

Well, some bright people have pieced the puzzle together and realised that Woodham road is right next to the original landing zone of the first U.F.O. in H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds,” a book that I wrote about in my first article, citing it as being responsible for first ever viral campaign, even if it was accidental.

You’ll wake up today to a new Extra terrestrial themed Google logo, and if you click on it, you’ll find that it links to H.G. Wells 143th birthday which is today, 09/21/09. It’s a nice nod to one of the greatest Sci-Fi writers, and has certainly created a lot of buzz about its meaning. Plenty of conspiracy theories have been flying around since the first appearance.

All I have to say is well done Google. What did you think about it all?



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