When you need to know how to do something, or where something is located, you most likely go to a popular search engine known as google. Google is an online source that helps you search for people or things. Seventy percent of worldwide online searches are done through google. Its an axes point that makes many things a whole lot easier, but it’s a reality new thing. Google has only been around since 1998 and before that, things were not as easy to research. Our generation is so lucky to have google, and other search engines like it, at our fingertips-ready to be used on our command.
Google was originally a research project, started in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They both attended Stanford University at the time. Their research project was nicknamed “BackRub” and Brin and Page went to work on the Stanford Digital Library Project (SDLP). “The SDLP’s goal was ‘to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and universal digital library’ and it was funded through the National Science Foundation, among other federal agencies”. Through a lot of exploring the web and URL searching, their thesis seemed to be correct and so they “laid the foundation for their search engine”.
Originally, the name was suppose to be googol (a mathematical term for the number one followed by 100 zeroes), but it turned out to be google instead after a unfortunate misspelling. On September 4th, 1998, google was launched, and by the year 2000, users were using it 200 million times a day.
As of 2015, google controls 40.9%, Yahoo controls 27.4%, MSN controls 19.6%, and the other 12.1% of searches are controlled by other sites. There are 10 top sites used for researching according to eCloudBuzz. First is Google, than Bing, and Yahoo, Baidu, and so on. But no matter how you look at the facts, google is a success and widely used more than any other search engine cite.
Without google, we would obviously go on in life. We would still have the internet and still have ways of finding what we need, but google makes it so much easier. We are so lucky to have a system such as google. When i need to know something, the first thing i type into my computer is google. When i need help with research, i go to google. When i need a recipe, or directions, i go to google. Especially when i have no idea what to blog about, i go to google. Google is something we are very fortunate to have.