Saturday, February 28, 2009

Origin of Google

Tell me one website that you have used most frequently? Many of you will answer, Google. Yes, Google is the most visited site in the world with million of hits every day. Let’s explore few interesting facts about Google. The first thing is this particular word is a spelling error. Larry page and Sergey Brin are the founders of the site. The actual name they thought was ‘BackRub’ because of the search process of web’s back links. But that did not work so they thought of ‘Googol’ that is basically a mathematical term for 1 followed by 100 zeros. Milton Sirotta a mathematician had coined this term. But finally it turned out to be Google.

Larry page and Sergey Brin started a research project in their early 20s. This project aimed of organizing all the information available on World Wide Web and makes it accessible to millions of users. This project was named as ‘Google’ and the first office was in a garage in California. Many people wonder why the main page of Google is so blank. The reason is quite surprising. Because the founder of Google did not use any HTML tags and rather opted for quick interface. This blank interface caused a weird problem initially. Many users thought page is opening up slowly seeing the blank page and waited for rest of the page to open up completely. But that problem was also sorted out by inserting the Google Copyright message at the end of the page.