The History of Google & How Search Engines Work – Behind the News

life is full of questions some more useful than others but luckily internet is full of answers something weird that I searched up was my full name and it came up with this lady like in a big dress I look at dictionary meanings cute photos of pigs because I like pigs I regularly search for different hairstyles once I looked up my name and it came up with this dude and I was like I’m not dude getting all that handy information wasn’t always just a few clicks away it’s hard to imagine now but in the 90s the internet was still a brand new shiny thing the power of the internet or learning marketing and just plain having fun has been incredible I think one thing we can all agree is the Internet is going to be big they were only about 100,000 websites on the whole world wide web that’s compared to around 162 million now still it was a lot of info and what would be the point of it if no one could find anything that’s where search engines came in at their most basic search engines are programs that can look for specific keywords in documents or files and then come back with the results of where those keywords were found in the 90s there were heaps of different search engines popping up and some became really popular for a while but they were generally pretty slow confusing and the results often weren’t what you were looking for that’s where these guys came in Larry Page and Sergey Brin they met at this uni in the US and decided they could make a better search engine they found a way to tell the program how to measure the importance of a page not just by how many times a keyword was mentioned in it but by how many other relevant pages linked to it then it could quickly rank the results they called their new search engine BackRub eventually they wanted a new name can’t think why they chose a play on this word a mathematical terms the number one followed by 100 zeros and on the 4th of September 1998 that famous company was born in a friend’s garage 20 years and a much nicer office later it’s the most popular search engine in the world 4.5 billion users in 160 countries speaking 123 different languages type in important searches everyday like ‘how do you make slime?’ ‘what is kimchi?’ and my personal favorite ‘why is my poop green?’ seriously they were a few of the top searches last year and in 2006 it was officially entered into dictionaries as a verb so why is it that this well-known internet search engine is still used more than any other well experts reckon it’s because it’s remained simple fast and most users feel like they’re getting the most relevant results now whether that’s true or not it’s also just that people are used to using it and so it’s kind of difficult to get them to switch to anything else so while it isn’t everyone’s preferred search engine there’s no denying the impact it’s had on the history of the internet and how we get our information so finally what would a chair look like if your knees bent the other way yeah I don’t know just google it

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