If there was one company that has defined the internet, it has been Google. Over the years, Google has become synonymous with the word ‘search’. Most webmasters make sure that their sites are optimized for Google first and then bother about other search engines.
But how did Google start? And how did this project evolve over the past 15 years? A lot of it has been chronicled over the years through articles and books.
But if you want to get a quick 2 minute lesson on the history of Google, this presentation by OnlinePHD might help. It charts the timeline from 1995, the year when Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University.
Interesting Facts About Google
Did you know that the first program was not called Google but BackRub. It quickly became too large for Stanford’s servers. Another interesting point is that in 1995 there were only 16 million web users in the whole world. Last year, Google+ took only 2 weeks to reach the 10 million mark.
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Do you think Google has stagnated in the past couple of years or will it reach newer heights? Do check out Google’s timeline and drop in your comments.
Link: Google’s Timeline