Last Blog, we told you 10 interesting facts about Microsoft, this time we’re doing the same for Google. Google is something you likely use on a daily basis – whether it’s for search, email or watching your favourite online videos.
If you thought you knew a lot about this company, think again. Here are 10 interesting facts about one of the world’s most powerful internet companies.
10 Interesting Facts about Google!
- Google was started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on September 4, 1998. They were two college students who wanted to make a website that would rank other sites based on clicks.
- Google.com is the most visited website in the world!
- The name is a play on the word googol, which is the number one followed by 100 zeroes.
- The image search feature came about due to the number of searches for Jennifer Lopez’s famous green Versace dress. People could search for it, but not necessarily see it. This feature launched in July 2001.
- Gmail was announced on April 1, 2004. Due to the fact that it was April Fool’s Day, many people thought it was a joke.
- The first Google Doodle – where the image above the search bar was changed to a different picture – was for the 1998 Burning Man Festival.
- YouTube joined the family in 2006!
- The term “Google” was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2006. I’m sure you’ve used the word many times since then!
- The headquarters is located in California’s Silicon Valley and is called the Googleplex.
- There are plenty of silly tricks and Easter Eggs on the service. Try searching “Do a barrel roll,” or “Askew.”
Did you know any of these facts already? Do you have any interesting trivia of your own? Did you find this blog by Googling it?
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