Google Unveils Valentine's Day Homepage Doodle, 'Map Your Valentine' Feature
The doodle is designed as a pretty obvious homage to Robert Indiana's famous 'LOVE' image, with a heart replacing the first "O" in a re-arranged Google logo, and the second one slanted to the right. Unlike recent homepage doodles, Google's Valentine's celebration isn't terribly interactive, but 'Map Your Valentine' offers plenty of sappy entertainment to make up for it.
The service allows users to share particularly sentimental places with their loved ones via Google Maps. All you have to do is enter your special someone's e-mail address, search for any emotionally significant place on Google Maps, and, if necessary, add a little message. The mapped location will then be outlined in a big heart, marked with two pinpoints, and sent to your soon-to-be-teary better half. As Google says, "Sometimes, what means the most isn't something. It's somewhere." Awwww.