The Google Phenomenon
As my readers understand, I've been among Google's harshest critics. However, I'm also a company follower that it's okay to slam, as long as it's fairly balanced and understandable with been worthy of praise.
In this article, rather of criticizing, I will be saluting Google and several of its lots of achievements.
According to the dictionary, the definition of phenomenon is:
" An amazing development or incident. A marvel. "
I believe we would all agree that definition fits Google like a fine customized suit.
In 1998, singer Janet Jackson was the biggest star in the world. On September 7, 1998, Google Inc. opened its door in Menlo Park, California. The door featured a remote control, as it was attached to the garage of a friend who sublet area to the new corporation's personnel of three. The office offered a number of big advantages, consisting of a washer and clothes dryer and a hot tub. It also supplied a parking space for the first worker hired by the new business: Craig Silverstein, now Google's director of technology.
Already Google.com, still in beta, was responding to 10,000 search queries every day. Journalism started to take notice of the upstart site with the appropriate search results, and posts proclaiming Google appeared in USA TODAY and Le Monde. That December, PC Magazine called Google one of its Top 100 Web Sites and Search Engines for 1998. Google was going far.
The name "Google" is a play on the word "googol," which was created by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. It refers to the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. Google's use of the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of info available on the web.
Anyway, the rest as they state is history, as Google continues to write its impressive history with each amazing brand-new achievement.
Let's detail a few of Google's more current accomplishments:
In December 2002, Google introduced a beta variation of Froogle, a play on the word "prudent," an item search engine that enables users to look for millions of products across the web.
In October 2000, Google announced its brand-new content-targeted advertising program. Google AdWords was a substantial "out-of-the- box" success, boasting well over 100,000 marketers to date.
In February 2002, Google launched AdWords Select, an upgraded version of the AdWords self-service advertising system with a number of new enhancements, including cost-per-click (CPC)- based prices.
In June 2003, Google anounced AdSense, a program developed to take full advantage of the earnings capacity of a site by serving extremely pertinent advertisements specific to the content of the page, introduces with initial partners, including ABC.com, HowStuffWorks, Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., Lycos Europe, Knight Ridder Digital, About.com, CNET and others.
In November 2003, Google revealed the Google Deskbar, a free software application download which allows users to search Google without using a web internet browser.
On April 1, 2004, Google revealed a brand-new web-based mail service called Gmail that will consist of a gigabyte of totally free storage for each user. The service likewise includes an effective online search engine to locate and retrieve messages, which are displayed in a "conversation view" that chronologically organizes all e-mails sent out or got with the very same subject line. Gmail also includes appropriate marketing delivered with the very same innovation that scans web pages as part of the AdSense service.
To state that Google has actually had a meteoric rise to stardom would be an understatement. Years back, who would have believed that the little search engine with the amusing name would reach such massive heights that a monolith like Microsoft would find it difficult completing.
So, what's next? Just Google knows for sure. I for one would like to see it take on the current click scams problem with the very same quality, zeal and decision its shown in its other amazing achievements.
It likewise provided a parking area for the very first staff member worked with by the brand-new company: Craig Silverstein, now Google's director of technology.
The press started to take notification of the upstart website with the appropriate search results, and short articles proclaiming Google appeared in USA TODAY and Le Monde. That December, PC Magazine named Google one of its Top 100 Web Sites and Search Engines for 1998. Google's use of the term reflects the company's mission to arrange the enormous, seemingly boundless quantity of information readily available on the web.
On April 1, 2004, Google announced a new web-based mail service called Gmail that will include a gigabyte of complimentary storage for each user.