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Fun Fact June 30, 2020.

30 June 2020


It is probably the worlds most well know and used search engine, Google.  How many times have you heard, or said, “Google it.”  Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California.  Page and Brin originally nicknamed the new search engine “BackRub”, because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site.  Eventually, they changed the name to Google which originated from a misspelling of the word “googol” the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information.