We all know the internet was started by Tim Berners-Lee back in 1989 when he created the first web site, but did you know that Jennifer Lopez is basically responsible for the birth of Google Images.
Back in 2000 Jennifer Lopez attended the Grammies in one of the most influential dresses in the world (other than The Dress debate that recently separated the internet). The green silk chiffon Versace dress caused quite a stir because of how revealing it is. Many remember the moment Lopez and David Duchovny stepped onto the stage at the 2000 Grammy Awards and no one could keep their eyes off of Lopez.
It has now transpired that this moment directly contributed to the start of Google Images. Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt recently admitted that the image search function was created after people headed over to the internet to get a glimpse of Lopez in the Versace dress that everyone was talking about at the time:
When Google was launched, people were amazed that they were able to find out about almost anything by typing just a few words into a computer. It was better than anything else, but not great by today’s standard. So our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – like all other successful inventors – kept iterating. After all, people wanted more than just text.
This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the word’s attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no sure-fire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J-Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.
Lopez didn’t have any idea that she, or rather her dress, made history and recently posted a picture of the Versace dress on her Instagram together with the caption “WHO KNEW“.
Lopez still loves the dress and has worn different versions of dress: