It could surely be said that there are so many interesting and mesmerizing facts about the history of the internet. In fact, almost every day new services are developed. But, I believe one of the most significant services created are search engines. In particular, I will be discussing Google.
Google it… We hear this term being used frequently every day, don’t we? That is all thanks to the developers of Google- the online search engine which rescues us on a daily basis.It could surely be said that Google is one of the most recognizable search engines on the planet, if not the most recognizable one. The creation of this modern day marvel is the merit of two (back then) college students- Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who met one day and decided that it was about time for the creation of something, that will be forever stored in the history of the world wide web. In the year of 1996, they created a search engine called BackRub which was running for just over a year before the creators of it decide to rename the search engine to Google. By the way, have you ever noticed that once you Google something and go further into the results pages, the number of the “o” in Google grows more and more? Well, that is because Googol is a mathematical term which describes an incredibly large number- many zeros after 1. Therefore, Sergey and Larry thought it would be the perfect name for the search engine as the main goal was to get as much of the results from the web as possible.
Just come to think of it, without search engines internet would have been very different and so much more confusing. It’s absolutely amazing that with one single word you get millions of results and endless amounts of information.
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