Google Then and Now
by Marilyn Mackenzie
I use Google as my homepage, and I've been seeing this message, but paying little attention to it:
In honor of our 10th birthday, we've brought back our oldest available index. Take a look back at Google in January 2001.
Today, I decided to check it out.
When I searched "Obama" in the 2001 Google, there were 4,420 entries, compared with today's 193,000,000.
When I searched "McCain" in the 2001 Google, there were 361,000 entries, compared to today's 144,000,000.
Text messaging:Â 7,270,000 in 2008; 327,000 in 2001
Palin:Â 86,700,000 in 2008; 36,300 in 2001 (none of the top entries appeared to be about the VP candidate)
Have you tried searching for something in the 2001 Google?Â Tell us.Â Please?
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