All of Us use Google dozens of times a day for searching many good, Bad and Weird things. All of us use many services of Google too, like Gmail, Google Plus, Google Drive and how can I forget that Android thing and many others. If You are a Big Google fan just like me then this Post is a Must read for you, in This Post I am going to cover Top 10 Most Interesting Facts about Google You May Don’t Know.
10. 20% Time:
Google believed that they should Allow their Employees to work on their own projects in the 20% time of Working hours for more creativity and Employee satisfaction and Orkut and more than 50% of Google’s Projects are fruit of this Policy and they still use this thing in the company.
9. Google Loves Video Conference:
from day first Google owners and workers love to do video calling and conferencing and that is why mostly they Interview most of their Employees on Video Conference first. We all know about the new awesome Feature of Google Plus which is Google hangouts in which 10 people can do a Conference call for free and thousand of people can take part in this hangout using Google hangouts on Air Feature.
8. First Tweet:
The First Tweet of Google was “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” Which meant I’m Feeling Lucky in Binary. Mostly People Do not Know this Fact about Google‘s First Tweet.
7. Google’s First Database Storage:
First Ever Storage of Google was Made of Lego because they needed about 40 GB storage for the working of Search Engine Algorithm but the biggest Hard Disk was of 4GB in size so they had to assemble 10 hard Drives to make one of 40 GB.
Gmail was used for about 2 years Internally before its Public release to test the behaviour of users and they figured out that there are 6 type of people to use email service and Gmail is Optimized for 6 Kinds of People.
5. I’m Feeling Lucky:
Most of the Google users don’t know about this Button and Never used it but Somehow Google Looked like Incomplete and User experience reduced when they tried to remove it and they decided to keep it. Google actually Loses about $100 Million in revenues because when user presses this Button it shows no ads and takes user to first webpage on the Results Page.
4. “Did you mean…..?”:
Biggest Change in the number of Searches on Google occurred when they introduced a Spell-Checker feature which asks Searchers they “Did you Mean….?“. It Actually Doubled their Traffic and They were confused where to place that information, after long discussion they figured out to place it below the search results because it was most Effective way.
3. Food for Employees:
Google Believes that Employees should not go out of 150 metres from the office for food so Google provides the Food & Snacks to them inside the Office so they don’t have to go out for food.
2. Rented Goats:
Now this seems Interesting, Instead of Using Lawn Mowers Google Rents 200 Goats from a Company Named California Grazing to cut down weeds on Google HeadQuarters.
1. The Name Google:
The Initial name of Google Search Engine was Back Rub, when it was in testing Mode. After that it was Named as Googol Which meant one followed by Hundred Zeroes. But Google’s Founders Chosen the word Google as a Spelling mistake.