The digital guitar that Google put up on his home page, to celebrate the 96th birthday of the country and jazz guitarist, songwriter and inventor Les Paul, will stay on for another day, Google informed in a Twitter post.
Since Google said it is extending the doodle for US users only, users outside the US can continue to strum the Google Doodle guitar, by clicking on the “Go to Google.com” link on the country-specific Google pages.
Due to popular demand, we’re leaving the Les Paul doodle up in the US for an extra day. Thanks for jamming with us!,” a post on the official Google Twitter account said.
Google has now become more frequent with animated and interactive doodles. Of the last 10 Google doodles, five included animations or were interactive.
The Google doodle had first gone interactive in May 2010 to celebrate the 30th birthday of the popular Pac-Man game.
For a dozen years, Google has been occasionally swapping its everyday logo for a doodle. The Google doodles, an artistic take on the Google logo, have gained immense popularity over the past few years and the Google doodle team has put out commemorative doodles on numerous events of international or national importance, ranging from news events, civic milestones, birthdays, death anniversaries and important dates in history. Google estimates it has created more than 900 doodles since 1998, with 270 of them running in 2010. Some appear globally, and others are tailored for local markets.