It seems like just yesterday! Google celebrated September 7, 1998 (the day when the company was incorporated) as its birthday until 2005. In 2005 Google changed the date to September 27 to make it coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that the search engine was indexing.
No matter. Google will serve cake this year with 17 candles! That means that most of the college freshmen this year will have grown up with Google search as a normal part of their lives. Amazing.
Here are a few more “birthdays” that have occurred in the past 17 years.
2001 Oct 23 – iPod
2004 Feb 04 – Facebook
2004 Apr 01 – Gmail
2005 Feb 14 – YouTube
2008 Spt 25 – DuckDuckGo
2009 Mar 29 – Twitter
2010 Apr 03 – iPad
2014 Mar 20 – Ello
What a prolific time period in which to be raised! I can’t imagine what is coming next. Cortana or Siri or some equivalent will probably get connected to our cars and then our robots! But if I can think of it, then that won’t be it! Something really new must be just around the corner…