Google celebrates 22nd years in existence with an animated birthday Doodle

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Ndaman Joshua Olayinka
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Popular search engine, Google was born 22 years ago. September 27th the company celebrated its 22 years existence with a social-distancing Doodle.

The company celebrated its birthday party observing the rules of social distance. The animated Doodle shows the alphabet letter G in google celebrating a virtual party with its other colleagues. The homepage doodle reminds everyone to always maintain social distance even on special occasions in the time of coronavirus.

In 2003 and 2004, google celebrated its birthday on September 8 and 7, respectively while in 2006 on September 27. Last year 2019, it was marked on September 26. Even though Google officially incorporated on September 8, 1998, the company marked its 22nd birthday on September 27th. The reason for the different birthday days celebration is best known to google.

According to the search engine website in celebration of the 22nd birthday, it explained background history about how its name ‘Google” came about.

The partnership between Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin traces its roots to the sunny campus of Stanford University. As graduate students, the pair set out to improve the way people interacted with the wealth of information on the World Wide Web. In 1998, Google was born, and the rest is history.  

The now world-famous moniker is a play on a mathematical term that arose out of an unassuming stroll around the year 1920. While walking in the woods of New Jersey, American mathematician Edward Kasner asked his young nephew Milton Sirotta to help him choose a name for a mind-boggling number: a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Milton’s reply? A googol! The term gained widespread visibility twenty years later with its inclusion in a 1940 book Kasner co-authored called “Mathematics and the Imagination.”

In 2006, the word “Google” was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb, so if you’d like to learn more about how big a googol really is, just Google it!

Ream more about the celebration on doodle archive

The first doodle by the company was an out of the office message that Larry Page and Sergey Brin created in August 1998 to let people know they had shipped off to the Burning Man festival.

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