Many search engines have come and gone (Ask Jeeves, ChaCha, DuckDuckGo) but Google is still going strong as it celebrates its 23rd birthday.
The behemoth of a search engine unveiled a special doodle to mark the anniversary of a birthday cake covered with a happy face, chocolate, sprinkles and a candle where the “l” should be in its brand name. It lifts the top tier of its “head” greeting people who arrive on the homepage today.
Google’s doodle, celebrating 23 years since the company first began by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
The doodle continues the tradition of celebrating national holidays, events in history, or highlighting the birthdays of people or incidents that have had cultural significance or are of particular importance on a national or global level.
Each day, billions of searches are conducted on Google in more than 150 languages. It’s unoffical motto has oscillated between “Do the right thing” and “Don’t be evil”, which roughly captures the corporation’s founding values, and its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone still persists to this day.
Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, first met in 1995 at Stanford University in the US.
Brin was a graduate student at the time and was assigned to show Page, a first year student who was still deciding whether to attend the university, around the campus. Both were on the the school’s computer…