Google is celebrating its 22nd birthday today (27th September) with a special Google Doodle.
Two Ph.D. students, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin founded the most used search engine in September 1998, in their dormitories at Stanford University, California.
The Google founders used a search algorithm known as ‘Backrub’ two years earlier and chose Google for their new project. The reason behind keeping the name “Google” was it sounded familiar to ‘googol’ – a mathematical term meaning ‘10 raised to the power of 100’.
During that time when the World Wide Web was in its infancy, Page and Brin wanted to make something that can provide information to the world while sitting at their homes or any corner of the earth.
Google has become the most popular website in the world, with more than 63,000 searches made every second.