Google users in the US, UK, Canada, and a handful of other countries will notice that the page has gone black today. Do not adjust your monitors, this is intentional. Google is trying to draw attention to Earth Hour, an initiative to convince people to use less energy. Now here's the thing, last year there a minor controversy over whether Google should permanently change its background to black...
Apparently it takes more energy for your computer monitor to display a white web page than a black one. So while the modern web standard of white and bright colored backgrounds with dark text is great for readability, it might not be great for the planet. Heap Media decided to do something about it by creating a custom version of one of the most popular white-backgrounded sites on the web....
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