What Does Topeka Google Logo Say?

If you are located in US, you may be surprised that when you typed in www.google.com in your web browsers, the name “Topeka” appears instead of the usual Google logo.

You may be asking: “Why does Google say Topeka” or “What Does Topeka Google Logo Say?”  Well, apparently, Topeka is Google’s way of joking you this April Fools Day 2010. But of all names, why does Google choose the name or word “Topeka”?

Google’s Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said the move to change their company name to “Topeka” was inspired by a Kansas town named Topeka, which in March also changed its name to that of “Google” as part of its bidding process to be the test site for Google’s experimental super-fast broadband network.

Topeka, Kansas Mayor Bill Bunten issued a proclamation last March among all Topeka residents to refer to their city as “Google, Kansas–the capital city of fiber optics”. In return to that favor, Google renamed its company logo today “Topeka” as part of  Google’s April Fools joke.

Well, congrats to all Topeka, Kansas residents. They are surely more famous as of now than before since their town is the name used by search engine king Google. Do you think with this move by Google, the town of Topeka in Kansas will surely be a test site for Google’s broadband services?

11 thoughts on “What Does Topeka Google Logo Say?

  1. Haha! I thought Google really changed its name to Tokepa. I was surprised and I thought, “Why would they change their name to Topeka all of a sudden? The original name is better.” And then, I realized that it was a cleverly crafted April Fools joke. Haha..good job, Google!

  2. I would hope you had heard of Topeka before, like in elementary school when you learned the state capitols.

  3. it will for sure be the test site. and Topeka is the capital of kansas, not exactly an unknown city by any means.

  4. The writing in this column is just awful! Who wrote this? Do you realize that this is one of the first answers when you search on Google News for ‘topeka’?

  5. Not only is Topeka a town in Kansas, but it is also the capital. Topeka has been going through a project called ThinkBigTopeka. They are trying to get the residents involved in making this city better.

  6. This is a terribly written article. Did he even click on the logo and read what it said??? do a topeka search and get some facts or go back to reporting for your highschool paper.

  7. I agree with Stephanie. Topeka is much more than just a “town”.

    Perhaps the writer should have Topeka’d Topeka at some point.

    Heh heh.

  8. Actually Topeka should be more known to all as the site of the famous (infamous?) 1954 Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education case. Where the law of the land changed in the landmark decision by the Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing
    separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. As a result, the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This victory paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement.

  9. it was not known worldwide. or do you americans know every capital city of the states (bundesland) of germany or austria or those of the republics of russia… (I would even be surprised if you knew the federal capitals of these three countries..)

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