Why is Google called Google?
Have you ever wondered where the famous search engine got its name? Why is Google called Google? It is a big mystery, as the word is not a word at all. Well, not when it was stuck as a household name, and people already consider it as a verb.
According to the founders of Google.com, they were thinking about a good name, something that would relate to arranging and organizing large amounts of data. It was mentioned that one of them said it would be like ‘googolplex’. Googol was a term which referred to 1 followed by 100 zeros, a very large number. They had it shortened to ‘Googol’ instead.
They tried to search it over the domain name registry database and found that it was available for use. However, one of the founders was not that good at spelling, and typed ‘Google’ instead. Since then, they had Google.com registered under Larry Page and Sergey Brin ‚ the domain name registration records show that the domain name was registered on September 15, 1997.
Today, Google has become a part of our everyday lives, as it helps us to search for all our needed information, no matter how important, trivial or weird it may be. It has become such a widely spoken term that even the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary added the term Google in 2006. According to the definition, Google meant to use the Google search engine to obtain information through the internet.
True enough, Google.com has become one of the most valuable brands in the universe, and it still has the most widely used search engines to date. Google.com’s mission is to find a way to organize all the immense information in the web so that it is easily accessible to all the users of the search engine. So, do not be surprised to hear people, especially the computer and internet savvy ones, use the term Google as a verb in everyday language. You might even find yourself using the search engine for all your searching needs, and speaking the term when you talk to other people.
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