Google Doodle Honors John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

It’s been a week of Google Doodles! On monday we saw Martin Luther King Jr honored and yesterday we saw the fourth annual Google 4 Doodle competition announced, illustrated with a doodle honoring Paul Cezanne’s 172nd birthday.

Today, on the day that Google is expected to release it’s 2010 full year earnings, the Google Doodle remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, in which he famously said, “ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.”


Google’s doodle highlights the words in the text in the same style as a tool that search marketers know and love, Wordle.

Here is the full 1,345 word text of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, which you can put into Wordle, to see what words are picked out.

It’s definitely worth getting to grips with Wordle graphical representations because as SEW contributor Paul Burani has noted, it can be a nifty trick for visualizing word-of-mouth activity from search query data in online marketing strategy meetings.


Anyone wondering what tomorrow’s doodle will be? If you know anyone who qualifies for the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, tell them to register here. Last year’s Doodle 4 Google winner was Christin Engelberth, from Texas.

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