Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Google Like It's 2001 pointed me to: Google Search, 2001. As Google Says:

In honor of our 10th birthday, we've brought back our oldest available index. Take a look back at Google in January 2001.

This is a fun one. You can get a glimpse of life back in 2001 - not that long ago in human years, but ages ago in computer years.

  • Google knew nothing of twitter, flickr and facebook.
  • Obama was just a senator, though McCain was delivering straight talk, and running for President
  • ECMAscript had 200 hits, versus 2,000,000 it has today.
  • A search for the Iraq War brings up hits about the Iraq-Iran war.
  • There were only 780,000 hits for the word Bikini. Today, there are 102,000,000. (How did we ever make do back then?!)
  • SEO stood for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.
  • The WII was the Wildlife Institute of India
  • A search for "mortgage crisis" returns a whopping 50 hits. Today, it returns over 2,000,000.

What have discovered by looking back at 2001?

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