The internet has come together to wish Google on its 21st birthday. The search engine first began its journey on September 27, 1998 and has come a long way since. Here’s a look at Google’s journey of being our guiding light for projects, research and everything in between.
The Google Doodle depicts a photograph of the search engine on a computer and is dated September 27, 2998.
On this day, two Stanford PhD students Sergrey Brin and Lawrence Page published a paper about launching a prototype of a “large scale search engine”.
Originally called ‘BackRub’, it soon went on to be renamed Google and years later it became a verb, finding a place in the Thesaurus.
The students had written, “We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, or 10100 and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines.”
21 years later, Google is the most used search engine and operates in over 100 languages, and answers trillions of search queries annually.
Google has gone on to become a multinational technology company. Its parent company Alphabet Inc was reportedly worth an estimated $137 billion last year.
Wishes poured in on Twitter, with everyone thanking the search engine for being by their side in difficult times.
Happy Birthday @Google— Abhi Jha Sonu (@AbhiJhaSonu) September 27, 2019
You are now 21 according to IPC you are now eligible for marriage. 🤣😂
Jokes apart thanks for making our life so easy and happy🥰
Once again #happybirthdaygoogle @Google @GoogleIndia @GooglePlay @googlemaps @googledevs @GoogleForEdu pic.twitter.com/TXQ6PxjoLY
Happy birthday goole...you help me anytime anywhere in different different role like ...maps, Crome, YouTube, playstore, mail, etc....— Satish Rajpurohit (@SatishRajpuro19) September 27, 2019
Thank you Google #Google #birthday #HappyBirthdayGoogle pic.twitter.com/p0Q2qaQ0Qc
If it wasn't for Google, no one could ever imagine Gaming, Web & Digital Marketing are even in the business.— oao india (@OAOINDIA) September 27, 2019
Thank you, @Google , you're the reason for our existence.
Happy Birthday!#HappyBirthdayGoogle pic.twitter.com/aQOGDQqJnO
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