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Googleology December 18, 2007

Filed under: internerdery,technology — feralbrown @ 8:36 pm

Here’s some interesting shit I found… I was looking for a searchcode hack I came across once, and found some other interesting stuff… seeing as how Google practically pwns information seeking in this day-and-age, I thought some folk out there might find this shit intriguing and/or helpful!

DID YOU KNOW: A Google of Google returns about 1 460 000 000 hits?!

🙂

PS- the searchcode hack is:

?intitle:index.of? FILETYPE FILENAME (eg- ?intitle:index.of? wav snare)

Use it wisely! 😉

Google Hacks 2.0

This tutorial shows you security issues with Google that can allow you access hidden content on some sites. Use this video to make sure your site is secure.

I was also gonna pop up a video I found called “Secret Images of Google Earth”, but then I realised there are shitloads of variations on the theme, some of them most likely hoaxes, so I’ll letcha see for yourselves… GOOGLE EARTH VIDEOS (videos include “Secret&HiddenPlacesAtGoogleEarth”, “66CoolPlacesOnGoogleEarth” and “CropCirclesOnGoogleEarth” among many, many, MANY others! I’d be interested to hear what some of you find/think!

FUN FACTS

(from google.co.uk)

Google sorts billions of bits of information for its users. Here are some little-known bits of information about Google:

  • Google’s name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
  • Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively (a combined 47 years old).
  • Google’s index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising of billions of web pages. Google searches this immense collection of web pages often in less than half a second.
  • Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica.
  • Users can restrict their searches for content in 35 non-English languages, including Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Hebrew, Hungarian and Estonian. To date, no requests have been received from beyond the earth’s orbit, but Google has a Klingon interface just in case.
  • Google has a world-class staff of more than 2,668 employees known as Googlers. The company headquarters is called the Googleplex.
  • Google translates billions of HTML web pages into a display format for WAP and i-mode phones and wireless handheld devices, and has made it possible to enter a search using only one phone pad keystroke per letter, instead of multiple keystrokes.
  • Google Groups comprises more than 845 million Usenet messages, which is the world’s largest collection of messages or the equivalent of more than a terabyte of human conversation.
  • The basis of Google’s search technology is called PageRank™, and assigns an “importance” value to each page on the web and gives it a rank to determine how useful it is. However, that’s not why it’s called PageRank. It’s actually named after Google co-founder Larry Page.
  • Googlers are multifaceted. One operations manager, who keeps the Google network in good health is a former neurosurgeon. One software engineer is a former rocket scientist. And the company’s chef formerly prepared meals for members of The Grateful Dead and funkmeister George Clinton.

Another very interesting thing I discovered is that Google also have a division called “Google.org” which is a philanthropic initiative.

 

“Google.org aspires to use the power of information to help people better their lives. We are an experiment in active philanthropy. In addition to financial resources, we are fortunate to be able to engage Google’s entire family of people and partners, information technologies and other resources to address three major growing global problems: climate change, global public health, and economic development and poverty.

We know these are major concerns for a large number of individuals and institutions throughout the world, and google.org joins a community of like minded groups working to make the planet and population healthier and more equitable.”

There’s an interesting page of Google facts for the truly bored over here, too… g’won, imprezz bitches wiv yo’ uncanny knowledge of all tings Google! ~You can thank me later! 😉

Any other Googleology shit I should have included?

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