Google has made it a tradition to spice up its classic Google Home Page logo for various events, anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. This year Google decided to unveil its Thanksgiving Day logo a couple of days early to give people plenty of time to see it. More important, the additional time gives online users even more time to play with it.
Many Google Doodles have allowed user interaction. Google decided to make things a little more interesting with the release of the 2011 Thanksgiving Day Doodle. Here is a screenshot of what Google’s Home Page currently looks like:
The turkey replaces the two O’s in Google. More important, that turkey is clickable in seven different locations around the body. The different places you can click on the turkey allow you to customize the turkey in many different ways. Google actually took time to create a blog post on the official Google blog November 22 with details about the Thanksgiving Google Doodle.
Clicking the head of the turkey will allow the user to change hair styles, add hats or sunglasses and even put a football helmet on the turkey. We all know that football with the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, so the helmet makes perfect sense!
You can also click each of the four colored feathers to customize those as you wish. Clicking the feet of the turkey gives you an opportunity to change the type of feet or add various footwear. Finally, if you prefer that Google change the design for you, click the wings of the turkey and a new design will appear.
Here is the real fun part. If you have a Google+ profile, click the G+ share button to share a link to your design on the social medium. People that do not currently have a Google+ profile can click the Link button and receive a URL to share on any other social network.
Folks, there is still one more workday in the week for many of us, but when you have a break take some time to create your own Thanksgiving Google Doodle!