Happy 9th Birthday Google

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Happy 9th Birthday Google

Post icon  Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:49 AM

Google has changed the face of the internet and commerce in general all in a very short 9 years.


Have any stories you want to share about the Goog? Their stock is sitting at a pretty 569.30 at 10:28am ET. They've made a lot of people a lot of money.

What search engine did you use before Google?
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:24 AM

Altavista.
Northernlight.
maybe Excite or something similar.
hm.. I'm sure there were a couple more, but can't remember right now.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:30 AM

just yahoo before google.
i never really liked altavista, don't know why.

Edit: i used gopher before i started to use yahoo in 1995.

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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:37 AM

Yahoo!
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:39 AM

Yahoo as well.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:42 AM

It is absolutely amazing that Google is so young. Happy Birthday and thanks for all the cool shiz you've pumped out.

Pre-Google, I was an Alta-Vista user, but not limited to.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:40 AM

go.com
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:51 AM

dogpile

ohh man that takes me back
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:06 AM

Well I was 8, so I didn't really know anything about computers. I have always used google. Go me.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:16 AM

View PostNova Dragoon, on 27 Sep, 2007 - 10:51 AM, said:

dogpile

ohh man that takes me back


I hear you there.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:22 AM

I was a big altavista user. Boy they have dropped the ball and opened the door to Google I tell you. But it is ok since I love Google and their products. I guess I am one of their best unpaid Google evangelists. I would preech about them in school but every time I approach a kid and say "Hey, wanna see something cool?" they scream and run. Then either the parents, teachers, or cops come a knockin so I usually have to scram pretty quick.

So I gave up on it.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:25 AM

Yahoo as well, I actually disliked google for sometime. Now im a full time google user :P
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:28 AM

I can't really remember - shows how Google have really taken over!

Definitely yahoo but also ask jeeves.

Oh and altavista too.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:05 PM

I used Excite before google.

I was actually recently discussing with Chris about how Excite hasn't changed their design in at least almost 5 years.

Excite 2003 - http://web.archive.o...p://excite.com/

Excite Today - http://excite.com/

Even before that, like 2000 the design was pretty much the same.
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Re: Happy 9th Birthday Google

Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:50 PM

I used, Yahoo, Excite, Infoseek, and Altavista. Now purely Google.

The friendster.com has changed their search engine from Yahoo to Google. I think early this year.
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