You may have noticed that Google has changed the ‘favicon’ which is the small icon you see in your browser URL. I noticed this change and now see the blue squiggle ‘g’ that is now being used. Over at the Google blog site they have a listing of different ‘favicons’ that were in the hunt. They also state:

You may have noticed that Google has a new favicon, the small icon you see in your browser next to the URL or in your bookmarks list. Some people have wondered why we changed our favicon — after all, we hadn’t in 8.5 years(!). The reason is that we wanted to develop a set of icons that would scale better to some new platforms like the iPhone and other mobile devices. So the new favicon is one of those, but we’ve also developed a group of logo-based icons that all hang together as a unified set. Here’s the full set:

But Google also has an interesting proposition for you. It seems that the new ‘favicons’ are not locked in as of yet. So Google is looking for your input to send them a ‘favicon’ you like.

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