Top 8 Interesting Less-Known Facts About Google
Google, which was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in September 4, 1998, is one of the most popular websites in the world. If you want to search something in internet, most of us definitely or blindly choose one particular Search Engine that is GOOGLE.
It is a web search engine that lets you find other sites on the web based on keyword searches. Google also provides many specialised searches through blogs, catalogs, videos, news items and more. Google has social networking tools, organisation tools, and chat tools, services for mobile devices, and even google branded merchandises are available.
The icing on the cake is that most of the services that google provides are free of cost, although most of Google's profit comes from Internet advertising revenue.
To brush up your knowledge more about Google, we present before you some interesting facts of which you might be unaware:
1.Google Home Page:
Initially the founders of Google did not have an idea regarding using HTML and just wanted a quick interface. This is the main reason that makes the Google home page appear so bare .
2. First Tweet:
The First Tweet of Google was "I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010", which meant 'I'm Feeling Lucky' in Binary.
3.The Word Google:
Initially the Google Search Engine was called Back Rub, when it was in testing Mode. After that it was renamed as Googol that meant one followed by hundred zeroes. But Google's founders got the word Google accidentally, as a spelling mistake.
4. "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button:
You'd be surprised to know that the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, which appears quite alluring to press and takes users directly to the first result of their search, is nearly never used. However, it was found in surveys that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. It has been estimated to cost Google around $100 million in lost advertising revenue every year.
5.Inside The Office:
Google believes that employees should not go out of 150 meters from the office for food so it provides various different varieties of cuisines to the employees inside the office.
Employees are encouraged to use 20 per cent of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.
7. First Google Doodle:
The first Google Doodle was a stick man standing in the company logo and was an announcement that the founders were going to attend burning man in the year 1998. What started as a fun indulgence went on to become a creative obsession.
8. Google's Competitors:
Google's toughest competitors are Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Mozilla.
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