Google’s original capital G favicon was around for, I don’t know, forever. Around June, they changed it to a lowercase g. I know that many people threw up their hands in disgust, but I actually liked it. It looked very clean and neat. However, they recently changed the favicon yet again.
Now Google’s favicon is this very colorful icon with green, blue, yellow, and red colors from their logo. I don’t necessarily dislike this new favicon, but I simply don’t and can’t associate it with Google. Google has always been represented by clean simplicity. They don’t need wizbang fancy images because they are simply good and don’t need to be fancy to attract people.
I think that’s why I liked the simple blue and white icon, even when they changed it. It was simple, to the point, laconic even; It was, in a word: Google.
Now when I have numerous Google tabs open, I look up at my tabs and just can’t help but think, “what is that site and why do I so many tabs of it?” I tried getting used to it, but I simply cannot. So, I decided that I would find a way to do something about it.