10 Amazing Facts About Google You Probably Didn’t Know

Fact #1: Believe it or not, the Google homepage is so bare mainly because Sergey Brin and Larry Page didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. Since then, Google has grown to be used by almost everyone on the planet, and processes around 20 petabytes of information on a daily basis. In the past 5 years, it has indexed over 50 billion web pages, and hosts over 620 million visitors a day.

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Daniel Gully

What I know is I stopped using Google. Scary company!

C J

Really? You’re worried about using Google. Do you use Facebook, AOL, etc? What info have you given them? Google doesn’t have any info on you that you don’t give them! I have Google, Facebook, etc. accounts and not 1 single bit of the information I have given them is remotely real. Not my real name, not my real address, etc. At least Google is upfront about its policies. The same can’t be said about any of the other online entities that are tracking you during your visits to their sites and afterwards.

Scout D

Lets face it: If you’re online, then every single company out there has your information. It just happens that if you stop using Google’s search, then they have slightly information against your personal queries.

If you want to use a private search engine that doesn’t suck, then you should try out DuckDuckGo. It’s well worth it for their bang syntax alone.

def

Did you mean “What I know is I TRIED TO STOP using Google”?

Kevin E

I would be (am) much more concerned with what my ISP is doing with my information the I would Google.

Madve

Don’t forget to use Microsoft products in the first case, if you are that scary. Google is just the second, and the big difference between them, google always warned you, what they will use about you, and what they will do with them, but for these, all of they stuff is free. Microsoft takes your money, collect the same stuff as google, but on your computer without any warns, or questions, and don’t even tells you what they take, and where they using them, after all of these, they show you some adwerts how bad is google…
If you are scary forget Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, all the popular services, and most of the smartphones, and in the rest use fake details, and keep nothing about yourself in anything what is online…

deni

If you search your house on maps (serveral times) they know where you live. But which company doesn;t do that?

Statasciore

Sounds like delusional paranoid skitz… I’ve been using the Internet since 1990 and always use my name. I have never had a single issue. I guess there are always people who are afraid of their own shadow… LMFAO!

Joel L

Really interesting that something as simple as “Did You Mean” can double traffic. Food for thought when thinking about user experience.

david

what I know is that there is a marketing company who claims to be google marketing who has called me at least 20 dozen times in the past year and will not stop despite registering with do not call list, reporting them to the FCC and calling them direct to speak to a person. The number that calls is 312 757 6017. I will report them every time they call now and will request they be charged to the fullest extent of the law if they do not cease and desist

Nate Simpson

@DAVID — You also might want to take your complaint to the United States Attorneys General Office and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). Even more that the FCC, they are the enforcing authorities for “Do Not Call” in the United States

dragonmouth

@david:
go to “nomorobo.com”, register (it’s free) and addthe annoying number to their database.

NoMoRobo is a database of numbers from which make robo calls. Once you register your phone number(s) with them, any call from a number in their database will be blocked after one ring. I registered with NoMoRobo a couple of months ago and have not had one robo call get through, even pre-election political calls.

BTW – I hope you realize that certain calls are exempt from the National Do Not Call list, ex. calls from politicians and some others. Do a lookup on the annoying number. It may be an exempt one. The Do Not Call site clearly defines what type of calls are exempt from the list.

matthew dickinson

wow thats a lot you can break by googling, google.

Buffet

I have NEVER used goggle – and never will! Why do all sheeple wanna be the same?

Nate Simpson

Unless you’re not from around here that is impossible Buffet. Jackson Chung said at the beginning of this article “Google has grown to be used by at least everyone on the planet…” Could his have been an inaccurate statement ?

Jackson Chung

Whoops, sorry. Of course, I meant, “almost.” Guess my brain works too fast for my hands ;)

Buffet

Nate, apparently Mr. Chung has missed his true calling by never having submitted his resume’ to the National Enquirer. The world still counts a number of free thinkers amongst it’s populace. Me being one. By your line of questioning, might I assume you’re another?

Supid Conspiracy Theorists

Drop the whole I’m a free thinker nonsense. You’re saying same crap every other “free thinker” says. I bet you developed your free thought after reading a blog telling you what you needed to do to have free thought.

Buffet

Literacy rocks man. Knowing that there’s a “T” in Stupid thrills me to no end. Happy New Year to you.

Nate Simpson

Let’s all be nice to each other now folks. We all have opinions and should respect other’s as well.

@Buffett – “By your line of questioning, might I assume you’re another?”

Well, I have to admit to using Google for search and maps but that’s about it. I also use Bing, Ask, Wolfram Alpha and others. They all collect stuff. One can never be completely free of having their IP address and other info collected when on-line no matter how inert the site is.

BTW – I was surfing “Technology” on “Pinterest” and saw this same Infographic shown here, above there two days ago.

Statasciore

You probably aren’t an organ donor either… Because they’ll let you die just to get your organs, right? Hilarious!

Buffet

As a matter of fact my friend, I AM an organ donor- and a recipient.
Happy New Year.

Haley Q

I never knew so much is being processed and I really love the quick interface. Now I know the background story to the quick interface (:

savadamuthu.s

Now giant use d humming bird algorithm

Erik

Hey Guys,

Man this is a heated debate. I say, why rely on google to protect your sensitive data? Our security plugin for Chrome lets you secure files within Gmail, so not even Google can get at them.

Get it free here http://www.doctrackr.com

Tim

There’s so much bad grammar in this graphic, it almost cancels out how awesome it is! Google is way more massive than I thought. Nice job with the visuals on this!

cosus

Google has one successful product and it has shown willingness to use that product to further projects that are at best breaking even. Google has the ability to effectively predict kinda what your thinking. If google tries to deliver items based on what you might want like amazon is planning, or something similar, kinda makes you think we lack free will.