Its been more than 15 years and now ‘Google’ has became a synonym for the word ‘search’.
‘Google’ was chosen as the ‘most useful word’ by American dialect society in the year 2002. Four years later, it was also added to Oxford English Dictionary and the 11th edition of the Merrian-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Its 2020 now and internet users Google about different topics on their phones, laptops or desktops everyday. The search engine has been the most preferred place for any type of queries.
Google also does everything to honour and remember events and great personalities in human history via Google Doodles.
But today is a special day because 22 years ago, on this day, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who were two Ph.D. students proposed an idea to make a ‘large scale search engine’. And the rest is history.
Today, Google Doodle is showing an animated G with a birthday hat. It is looking at a laptop and is surrounded by a gift box, cake and box of candies. The screen of the laptop also shows the friends of G in four separate windows in complete celebratory mode.
The fun animation marks the 22nd birthday of Google. The Google Doodle page also shares the history of Google founders and how they trace their roots back to the campus of Stanford University.
The page says that as graduate students, Larry and Sergey set out to improve the way people used to interact with the wealth of information at the World Wide Web. Google was born in 1998 and the rest is history.
The page also adds that the world famous moniker is a play on a mathematical term which came out of an unassuming stroll in the year 1920. American mathematician Edward Kasner while walking in the woods of New Jersey asked his young nephew Milton Sirotta to help him in choosing a name for a mind-boggling number : a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Milton replied ‘googol’. The term got widespread visibility 20 years later when it was included in a book co-authored by Kasner in the year 1940 and the book was named “Mathematics and the Imagination”.