Google, the web giant, celebrating its 21st birthday on Friday with a special doodle. It is to be noted that the search engine was founded by two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page, 21 years ago in September 1998.
The search engine celebrated its 21st birth anniversary by posting an animated photo of a typical desktop computer lying on the side on a table. Also, the timestamp of ‘98 9 27 is written on the right hand corner of the image.
Google said, “21 years ago, two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page, published a paper about launching a prototype of a large-scale search engine.” "We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, or 10100 and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines,” the students wrote.
“Today, Google operates all over the world in over 100 languages, answering trillions of search queries each year. The scale is obviously large,” the search engine added.
It is worth mentioning here that September 27 was not always the official birthday of Google. Though the search engine celebrates its birth anniversary today, September 27 was not always its official birthday. Until 2005 the website celebrated its birthday on September 7. However, since 2005, Google has marked its birthday on September 8, September 26 and, recently, September 27.