April 13th, 2010 | Published in Google Books
Last February we ran our Parisian Love ad during the Super Bowl. It was composed simply of Google searches and a little music. Other Search Stories ads followed, along with hilarious parodies from our users.
To help everyone get in on the fun, we've made a really simple video creation tool, which you can try out today. All you need to do is type in your Google searches, pick some music and — presto! — you've got your very own Search Story to share with your friends or showcase on our YouTube channel.
Of particular interest to you book lovers, Google Books search results are among those available to highlight and invoke as you weave your search story. I had fun this morning creating a few "literary" stories using the tool.
The first follows in the footsteps of America's favorite anti-trancendentalist:
With a little creativity, you could easily tell your favorite literary character's side of their story using Google search terms. Or follow them on their archetypal hero's journey!
Have fun creating, and share your favorite Search Stories on Google Books in our Google Books Forum!