Happy anniversary, Google!
Twenty years ago, a couple of students from Stanford University created a search system for the Internet in a garage in Menlo Park. Initially the search engine was named “BackRub”, but soon Larry page and Sergey Brin decided to change the project name to Google.
The word Google came from googol a distorted — the name of the number ten to the hundredth degree (10100). The company was founded September 4, 1998, and domain Google.com was was 15 September. Despite this, officially your birthday, the company celebrates September 27.
To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, Google has filled the results of search queries with some funny Easter eggs in addition to Doodle on the main page. Starting today, a number of queries in the style of 1998, the system will prompt the following: “Now 2018! Maybe you mean:…”.
In order to see the Easter eggs you need:
- Go to “Settings” in the Google search engine
- To change the language to English.
You can then enter the following queries:
We offer a modern version
watch a dvd
gettin’ jiggy wit it
New phone, who dis?
butterfly clip styles
soccer world champions 1998
soccer world champions 2018
text the group
how to tell someone you like them
how to style high waisted pants
what is Y2K?
how does cryptocurrency work?
In addition, Google Street View added a virtual tour in the same garage. CEO of YouTube Susan Wojecki that 20 years ago, passed the garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Paige kindly offered to add to Street View the place where it all began. The garage was restored to the state with all details. You can also see the bedroom, which had the founders jokingly called the “world headquarters”.
Russian search engine “Yandex” one of the first to congratulate Google, and their logo painted in the colors of the American Corporation is good.