from caterwauls



Easter eggs in websites are not Easter eggs at all, but they are little informations inserted secretly into web pages. They may be a few lines of text, a photograph, a sound file, or credits for the designers of the site. Most are simply fun to discover. They are rarely advertised and they are often found by accident. Some, like the ones Google often plants into their home page, are just to announce something, or make fun of other sites, or to celebrate a day, or to inform you of something interesting.

  Google changes them often, and some surfers delight in finding them. Other major corporate sites contain them, including facebook and yahoo, often reflecting the web designer's sense of humour. Thousands of websites hold hidden 'easter eggs' inside them.

 One way to find them, is to watch your cursor as you move around a page, it may change from the arrow to the small hand pointing, like this, telling you that something may be hidden beneath it.

Click to reveal a secret! Or follow a hidden direction. The producers of the hugely popular Myst series of computer puzzle adventure programs used the technique very effectively to help you to search out directions or clues to where to go next. 

George Lucas inserted an easter egg into Raiders Of The Lost Ark for keen watchers by naming the plane Harrison Ford escapes the jungle in as C3PIO. (from Star Wars) And the producer of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan delights in using them often. Of course in film they are not interactive as they are in computerized web pages, where every icon or hyperlink you can click may not go where you think!

Everything is not always obvious or what it seems. Have fun!


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