One of the things I love about Google is the interesting graphics used and the back story that goes with it. This morning when I opened my Google browser, I had a little surprise. Most people were presented with the new Horizons Pluto Flyby animated graphic:
I was presented with Google spelled with cakes and cupcakes:
When I placed the pointer over the image so that I could see what the celebration was for, Google wished me a happy birthday.
Yes today is my birthday, and it is always nice to get a birthday wish or sentiment. It is, however, a little creepy to realize that my personal information can be used to send me little messages like this. It is all too easy to forget that the information we share about ourselves can come back to us in unexpected ways.