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Auto-Awesome Indeed

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Google introduced a new feature a little while ago called “Auto-Awesome.” Occasionally, when you upload movies or videos to Google+, they will create a new version that has some animation or music or something else that’s… well… awesome. My phone automatically backs up all of my photos to Google+, but they have never deemed any of my photos worthy of the auto-awesome treatment… until now.

Here is the first photo that Google decided to awesomize:

What’s that you say? Why was I taking a photo of my dog pooping? I don’t see what that has to do with anything.

You know what’s kind of neat, though? Watch any snowflake and you’ll see that it is part of an evenly spaced group of flakes moving in a straight line. The faster flakes are spaced further apart and the slower flakes are close together. The effect feels random, but to loop the .gif efficiently, Google built things in a very structured way.