03 July 2010

The Story Behind Google Search 2204355

Saturday, July 03, 2010

What happens when you type 2204355 into Google Search and hit the Are You Feeling Lucky button? Well, you come on a video with someone dancing, holding two chicken legs on a rainbow background. I have seen it yesterday. Of course, by now you can spare the hassle and just go to watch the video on YouTube.

The particular number and video has become a trending topic on the Web, since the beginning of this week. It even has made a place as an article by Megan Gibson on the Time Magazine's newsfeed blog. Some say that it is an offending video, because of the person's color. But I have not the slightest idea, if it really is? I truly hope not. The following explanation by Matt Zoller Seitz seems reasonable as an answer. Based on his research, the video has been edited from a KFC commercial. The intentions of the Google Search 2204355 meme or prank? Still unknown.

5 appreciated note(s):

Amanda Moore said...

I cannot see any offense other than a waste of airtime? Is this a viral video because it seems to have no purpose. I wonder what the chicken legs signify? I guess we will have to wait and watch let me know if you find out anything else!
xoxoxoxo

Blackswan said...

Mmmm....... this is interesting. Always enjoy reading your post :)

Oh Rosidah, I've just revamped Luxury Indulgence. Pop over when u've time & let me noe ur views. Have a good weekend, my friend!

Thom said...

My goodness...what an annoying commercial. I knew nothing about this. It's something I wouldn't do I tell ya. Why oh why do people have to think this is offensive because of the person's skin color? If there wasn't a black person in the commercial they would get pissed. Grow up people. It's an actor doing a job. There are so many more important things to worry about. :) Let's see there is no brown, yellow, green, purple, orange, blue, grey people in there either. Should I be pissed off? pffft. Thanks for sharing my friend :)

Melissa B. said...

Fascinating...isn't Google cool?

Nessa said...

Crazy the things people get upset over.