It was twenty years ago that two Stanford Ph.D. students launched a new search engine with a bold mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Ever since then, this new search engine has come a long way, from a just starting it in a garage to moving to an office with just a handful employees to moving to a huge office in California, United States.
To begin the celebrations, Google has created a video doodle that shows the highlighted searches over the past few years, a time capsule of Easter egg search terms, a redesigned Google Image for desktop and a street view of the garage that Google started in.
While the video doodle is straightforward and nice, don’t forget to mess around the street view of the garage where Larry Page and Sergey Brin started this amazing and most used search engine. The company was able to recreate the garage as how it was back in 1998, you can click around and see how it was when these two Ph.D students started it all. There are many hidden gems in this tour of the garage and there are a bunch of ’90 gadget scattered thorough out the tour. Oh, and make sure you open this hidden door that leads you to a neon light of Google.
Google Search Easter Eggs
The Easter egg continues over to the search bar, where search queries from the early days brings up suggestions for more modern suggestions. Here is a list of retro search terms that you can search along with their modern equivalents.
|Search term||It’s 2018! Did you mean|
|mp3 file||stream music|
|watch a dvd||streaming subscription|
|gettin’ jiggy wit it||floss dance|
|page me||new phone, who dis?|
|butterfly clip styles||top knot|
|soccer world champions 1998||soccer world champions 2018|
|chat room||text the group|
|how to tell someone you like them||swipe right|
|low-rider pants||how to style high waisted pants|
|digital pet||fidget spinner|
|what is Y2K?||how does cryptocurrency work?|
|screen name||social handle|
|keepin’ it real||keep it 100|
Other than the above mentioned things, Google also updated the design of their Google Images for desktop and the company also brought the news feed to the mobile homepage of their site. There is also a new image search algorithm that will from now onwards show more content relevant to what you’re searching for, and images will include more context and information about the page it came from.
Also, we all would like to wish Google a happy birthday!
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