Saturday, November 23, 2013

Google is annoying today

Google is usually good about not annoying people on their search engine. They present a neat, uncluttered, simple interface that doesn't distract. Not today.
Today they have jumping and jiggling Dr Who sprites doing a continual annoying dance that is reminiscent of those old "you're the 10,000th visitor" banner ads that used to drive me nuts. The experience has not improved with time. Behind it all is an ok mini flash game celebrating the 50th anniversary of the series. The compromise of Google's core value proposition on search is not worth it though. For the first time, I'm seriously considering Bing.