Giant US advertising company Google, disguised as a search engine ‘service,’ never loses an opportunity to tout itself, and its latest effort hinges on flight pioneer Amelia Earhart whose Lockheed Model 10 Electra “ vanished over the Pacific Ocean” 75 years ago.
But it’s certainly served its purpose — in Canada at least.
There, the Toronto Star carries a ‘news’ story on the Google thingy.
And so does the National Post
They must’ve been hard up for genuine items.
“The doodle comes a day after a multimillion-dollar expedition tasked with finding the remains of Earhart and her plane, believed to be moored off a remote island near the Pacific nation of Kiribati, returned to the U.S. empty-handed,” says the Star, adding,
“With $2.2 million in its coffers and the backing of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery embarked from Honolulu earlier this month. TIGHAR has chartered several unsuccessful discovery missions over the years under the belief Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, landed near the island of Nikumaroro.
But there was no doubt the NP and Star both thought it was hard news, rather than hardly news.
“Amelia Earhart got her own Google Doodle Tuesday on what would be the aviation pioneer’s 115th birthday,” It says.
GOOd one Google.
But if you guys had really wanted to honour Amelia, surely a simple post or link to her web page would have be more effective?