The standard Google home page is set on black today, March 29th, 2008 because….
Google users in the United States will notice today that we “turned the lights out” on the Google.com homepage as a gesture to raise awareness of a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour.
I have to admit I tend to think the whole “Green” movement has gotten out of hand and typically goes beyond the point of doing anything constructive. However, this just may get more attention than Al Gore at Live Earth.
Other bloggers have taken notice and given their opinions.
Mashable : Black is the New Green: Google’s Earth Hour
Garry Conn : Google Earth Hour
And since I use iGoogle I personally did not notice this until several people I follow on Twitter started commenting on it. Just hope this does not make all the kids think Google is now Gothic Google, lol.