Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Google spooks me with 404 halloween taunts

Google's asked us whether we're haunted by high energy prices.

You get used to American-centric posts from American companies. It's fair enough. The odd news here is that the link "webpage full of tricks" goes to a 404 page and the address /www.google.com/hauntedhouse08/tips.html. The "energy saving calculator" which points to www.google.com/hauntedhouse08/index.html does the same thing. 404 death.

This is a known issue. Over at Google Blogoscoped and over 4 hours before Google's blog post Phillip Lenssen pointed out that the Energy Calculator link from the Google homepage was broken.

Not broken for you? You're probably in the US and immune from the geo-direction that seems most likely for this snafu. Or Google's fixed the link.

Update (22nd October): Google have now fixed this issue.