Google 10th Birthday Site: Interactive Timeline, Project 10×100 To Improve The World & Share Your Google Stories
Google Blogoscoped, Google’s finally acknowledging turning 10 this month
with a special Google 10th
Birthday web site. It features a cool interactive timeline where you can
click on various events in the company’s history and get more information,
along with a new "Project 10 to The 100" challenge for ideas to improve the
world and an invitation for anyone to share stories about Google.
Here’s a sample of the timeline:
Nice! My first review of Google back in 1998 made the timeline. If you
click any link, more information shows up about it, with further references.
Looking for the timeline to clear up which exact day will be Google’s
birthday? No such luck. "Google turns 10" is listed near the end but just brings up
various posts from the Official Google Blog from this month.
Me, I’m still banking on Google celebrating this Saturday, Sept. 27 as
its birthday. My past post, Google Is 10
Years Old? Finding The Real Google Birthday, explains how Google’s
birthday has been something of a moving target that for the past few years
has hit on Sept. 27 rather than Sept. 7 (a date that many media publications
choose for their
"Google’s 10" stories earlier this month.
Want in on the celebrations? Google’s inviting people
submit written stories (100 words or less) or videos of how they use
Google’s also using its birthday to kickoff
Project 10100, a
project seeking ideas on how to improve communities, employment
opportunities, energy issues, the environment, health issues, education,
shelter and housing problems or anything else. Five final ideas will be
selected, with Google pledging $10 million in funding to them.
Cute name, but ugh, bad for those who are going to search for this. Will
they look for 10100, 10100, 10×100, Project 10 to The 100 or
what? None of these bring up the Google project in the top results yet. But
just give it time.
Postscript: Google’s posted an official announcement of Project 10×100 here.
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