Google is the world’s most popular search engine. Every day, it processes billions of searches, giving users access to a wealth of information and resources. But did you know that this search engine was not named Google? It was discovered by accident.
Google, widely regarded as the internet’s titan, has firmly embedded itself in the fabric of modern society. It has become an indispensable tool, a go-to source of information, and an essential part of people’s daily lives. Google has celebrated its 25th anniversary since its inception in 1998.
Google has created a special doodle to commemorate the occasion, replacing the “OO” in its iconic logo with “25.” This amusing transformation represents the company’s journey from humble beginnings to its current status as a global tech behemoth.
How It Began and How It Got Its Name ‘Google’
On September 4, 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both Ph.D. students at Stanford University, co-founded Google. Originally known as BackRub, the duo later changed their name to “GOOGOL,” a mathematical term that represents 1 followed by 100 zeros. However, a spelling error during registration resulted in the now-famous name, Google. Its simplicity and ease of use quickly won over users all over the world. Today, Google has become synonymous with internet searches, to the point where people frequently say, “Just Google it” when referring to online searches. This simple yet fortuitous name change has been critical to Google’s rise to global prominence.