Google has put up what is arguably it’s best doodle in honour of what would have been legendary American jazz guitarist Les Paul’s 96th birthday. Les Paul was however more famous for inventing the electric guitar which ”made the sound of rock and roll
possible”. The Doodle itself is a digital version of the Gibson les paul and you can “play” it by rolling your mouse over it. AND if you press the little box on the bottom right, you can record your tunes. Clicking on the doodle takes you to the Wikipedia entry for Les Paul. So go play it and come back. We’ll be waiting.
back yet? Good. That was fun, wasn’t it? (One can only wonder how many office hours will be lost the world over because people keep going back to strum the Google doodle… maybe they’ll have more traffic than Facebook at least today!)
And onto other interesting web reads….
* This next link is a god send to anyone managing a website or blog. It gives you ten things you should immediately do if your website is attacked by hackers. (Or hacktivists as the case may be). The International Journalists Network who put up the article says, “With so many publishing platforms and social networks available, there’s no reason for a news organization to go dark when its website is down. But it must have a good plan in advance”. We couldn’t agree more.
* This is also highly cool. Do take a break from your strumming to watch this video! Street artist Erik Johannsson has created an optical illusion that allows passers by to pretend they are standing at the mouth of a gaping cavern. Titled “Watch your step”, the exhibit is on display in Stockholm until this Sunday. Read more about the project here.
And finally – something for you language geeks. (We know you’re out there). Did you know that “refute” meant to “disprove with evidence” and yet it’s commonly used, even by professional writers, to mean “rebut”? This and nine other commonly misused words in the English language. Read more.