WOMEN'S DAY GOOGLE 'DOODLE': Today's logo invites you to world's bridges to mark 100th year
Today, Google does more than spotlight the 100th year of International Women's Day with its home-page "doodle," in which brightly hued profiles mark the social, political and economic advances of women the world over. By clicking on the company's logo, you are also guided to today's global Join Women on the Bridge events.
Google invites viewers to "join tens of thousands of people coming together on bridges all over the world -- from the Millennium Bridge in London, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the Grand Barriere Bridge joining Rwanda and Congo -- to show your support" for women's causes and achievements.
According to the Northern California-based company, you can show up in person to one of more than 300 local bridge event in 50 countries -- or you can show support virtually using Street View. (And for today only, apparently, the Street View icon Pegman becomes Pegwoman, -- no word on whether it's for less pay.)
Google and Women for Women International also invite online viewers to donate to any of dozens of causes, under such headings as "empowerment," "education," "health" and "education."
(For the District specifically, The Post highlights Women's Day events going on around Washington.)
Among the celebrities who say they will be attending bridge events are Geena Davis (whose self-named gender-and-media institute is one of the affiliated causes) and Annie Lennox, who is scheduled to help lead the London event.
| March 8, 2011; 2:00 AM ET
Categories: General | Tags: Google Doodle, International Women's Day
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