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March 18, 2008

Wait! Let’s Do Googel First!

Let’s take a break for one minute in our showbiz tsismis and intriga and gossip and everything celebrity and showbiz. Let’s talk about the word Googel¬†for a second.

If you type in Googel.com on your internet browser, you’ll get the Google.com page! That is because it is redirected to it and of course, Googel is Google.

Googel is the most commonly mistyped word for the biggest search engine of all – Google.

But did you know that the original name for Google was Googol? Yes it is! It was just mistyped during the query in the internet domain name registrar.

Googol eh? Geeezzzh, if Ms. Annabelle Rama would say Google, i think she’ll get away with it… kahit “Googol“ang pronounced nya. )

Comments

  1. Jake says:

    (This is a snippet of a comment posted at another blog in response to your claim “But did you know that the original name for Google was Googol? Yes it is! It was just mistyped during the query in the internet domain name registrar.”)

    Google was first hosted with the name Google at google.standford.edu (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Google#Early_history). That would mean they originally intended for Google to be the name, not Googol in my eyes, though there is a possibility of making an error as a project at Standard, though that seems very unlikely.

    However, Google is undoubtedly a misspelling of googol, whether intentional or unintentional. Does anyone have evidence of Larry Page or Sergy Brin saying anything on the matter? A few quick searches gave me no solid results.

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