Well, you asked for it ....
All the hackers must be playing with Google's Rubik Cube today. Malicious attacks are down by 88%, but network traffic from the UK is up by 13.4%. Manchester, Frankfurt, Singapore and New York are the hot spots for network congestion.
If you solve the Cube puzzle Google will give you a certificate. Got yours yet?
At least one person has solved the cube today in under 10 seconds.
I'm afraid you'll have to live without the detailed socioeconomic analysis of the importance of Google's Doodle and/or the Rubik cube. I could do it, probably, but I've got an interview early tomorrow morning and I'm already running late. No time for the Pulitzer Prize essay tonight, I'm afraid.