Google Essay

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Larry Page and Sergey Brin “I don’t know? Google it”. This has become a common response nowadays. Think of as many people that have influenced this society and world. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Martin Luther King Jr. may come to mind. But the two names Larry Page and Sergey Brin were probably not even thought of. These two people have one of the biggest influences on today’s society. What is it? Well, the two brilliant minds of Larry Page and Sergey Brin thought of a way to gather all of the information on the internet and put it into one big search engine. These two people created the world’s most used search engine, Google. Google is now a company that makes phones, laptops, and even owns the world’s largest video sharing site, YouTube. There are three big topics about Google, how it got started, how Google has influenced today’s society, and what new things Google has made. Larry and Sergey met in 1995 and began collaborating on a search engine called BackRub in 1996. In 1997 they decided BackRub needed a new name and they named the search engine Google, a play on the word googol a math term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros (Silicon). “In May of 2000 the first 10 language versions of Google.com are released: French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian and Danish” (Google). “In July of 2001 Image Search launches, offering access to 250 million images” (Google). These events are what led up to the world’s biggest search engine. Google has influenced the society of today’s world a lot. It is the world’s largest search engine and it is the homepage on millions of people’s web browsers. Google is used by millions of people around the world for research, finding online games, shopping, and everything in between.” In 1998, Google reported that it handled 10,000 searches a day. That number leaped to 500,000 a day in 1999. Google

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