Friday, November 4, 2011

Goolge Search - do a barrel roll

The expression " do a barrel roll" has become a trending topic when users discovered a new feature on Google that makes the screen perform a 360-degree spin on typing the phrase into the search box.

According to the Telegraph, the same effect can be achieved by entering "Z or R twice" into the search bar.

It is the latest such gimmick to appear on Google, following a similar amusement in which users could adjust the angle of the screen by entering the word "tilt" as a search term. The barrel roll game does not seem to function on all browsers but appears to work best using Firefox and Chrome.
A Google spokesperson said the purpose of the new gimmick is mainly to entertain its users, adding that it will remain in place for a while. 'do a barrel roll', was created by a Google software engineer with the primary goal of entertaining users, while showcasing the power of CSS3, a presentation feature of modern browsers.


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