Today is Google’s 12th Birthday!
And despite it being the super power of all things interweb related stop and think for just a moment just how far we’ve come and what we might be without had it not been for Google.
Yeah we’re all fans of Gmail, YouTube, Google Voice, Google Reader and on and on. I don’t want this to come off like I am a “Google Tool” but what about the many other things you might not have thought about. Do you like that super cool Android Phone your holding right now? Thank Google for the Android System!
There’s a thousand other ways Google has impacted your life for the better. Think of all the products really smart people have worked hard to create in hopes they would be bought by Google (that’s a real business model). Even if the product never made to Google’s shelves – it was still created and conceptualized.
Case in point: Foursquare Did you know it was originally a project called Dodgeball? Google bought it and never really did anything to it. The founder of the concept decided to recreate it (better) and came up with the Foursquare we know today.
Happy 12th Birthday Google!