Can you believe it was 1996 when Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on a search engine they initially called “Back Rub”? It was actually just a college application at Stanford University. They decided to change the Back Rub name to “Google”. Because they didn’t like the name “Back Rub”. Google word is played on the word “googol” googol is a mathematical term.
Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun, wrote a check to get Google started, in a garage in Menlo Park. Does that sound familiar? Didn’t Apple start in a garage too? If you don’t have a garage, maybe you should get one!
PC Magazine named the new Google to its Top 100 Web Sites for 1998. They were on their way and growing. As they say, the rest is history. To most of us, and I’m sure to the younger generation, it is hard to imagine a world without Google!
That was a short history about google and how google started
But the question arises what would happen if there was no google? a life without google
Library card catalogs usage would increase because people will start going library for getting information. Research would take a lot of time to end up because you could not do that by sitting at home. It might takes you 10min to 1hours to reach library (depending on the place you live) our life would become a time consuming and our hard work would increase.
So, you might be thinking that there are other a lot of search engines which can be used alternative to google, wait wait really do you think anyone can get the features and apps like google have? Absolutely NOT, Google have invented a main thing “Android”. This was a revolutionary change for the peoples. Not only the android, google had putted the world in our hand by giving us google maps, just because of google maps we can see the whole world in our smartphone and we can travel anywhere if we know where to go. What do you think without google would that be possible?
Wait, what about all the people who work at Google? What about all the companies that advertise on Google? It could be a financial implosion for them and the economy would take another hit. So many writers and advertisers design their web pages so that the Google search bots will find them, rank them, and help get traffic to them. Could another site do it as well as Google? Well, there are times we want to strangle Google for its unrecognizable changes that affect page rankings, but on a whole we depend on it. In spite of it all, Google does drive traffic to sites it ranks well and that’s every writer and web designer’s goal, more traffic. Remember though Google is not your only traffic source and its never a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket.
if I haven’t tweaked your interest yet, What about YouTube, google owns YouTube can you imagine a world without YouTube. No more free learning video, no child laughing, no more free video songs, no ridiculous people doing ridiculous thing, no cute animals, no cultural videos and many more don’t you thing our life would be boring? I really don’t know about you but I would miss youtube even if it was just for enjoyment and songs.
Some of Google Apps include Calendar, Docs, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Analytics and many more have changed the world what if there was not any?
Someone said, “There were smart people before Google and there will be smart people after Google”. I like that on many levels. One being people like Thomas Edison and Eli Whitney didn’t even have computers, never mind the Internet or Google, and look what they did. Another, because nothing is forever. Once every good home had a complete set of encyclopedias, how many have them now? Once everyone who owned a desktop owned an IBM desktop computer, how many own them now? One people walked around with little transistor radios to listen to music on the go, have some of you ever even heard of transistor radios? Once Yahoo was the search engine of choice, I think you might understand further no need to justify more about yahoo everyone knows the current condition of yahoo.
We are living in a changing world everything changes, even google have changed and upgraded with a lot of features. So the question was what would happen if there was no google? The answers we have are clear that another company will replace google in terms of search engine but we might not using android os in our smartphone.
What do you think?