This is something really cool we found and thought we should share it with you, groovy people. It’s a short video time line of the Google Story. The Google Story sets out the company’s beginnings from when Sergey Brin met Larry Page at Stanford University in 1995, to them being named top search engine in 1998, the launch of android in 2007 and the launch of Google Wave this year. Watch the video down below for a quick look back into the Google Story over the past 11 years.
Some of the highlights from the Google Story video show how Sergey and Larry both had a passion for the internet and the patterns on the internet. The Google Story shows how a simple idea, passion for something, shared interests with others, hardwork, and some luck and turn into a global enterprise that has grown way beyond a dorm room at Stanford University.
The Google Story shows that BackRub was Sergey and Larry’s first attempt at a search engine back in 1996. As the Google Story shows, there were plenty of setbacks and failures, but the team never gave up on their passion to understand and better categorise the internet and people’s behaviour while using it.
We’re shown in the Google Story video that Google.com was registered as a domain way back in 1997 already. If you were wondering what the name means: a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros, this reflects Larry and Sergey’s mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web.
The Google Story also shows the many changes the Google logo has gone through the years and continues to go through.
Seeing the Google Story video sure makes us feel nostalgic (and a little old).