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Renê Fraga [PersonRank 2]

Thursday, September 27, 2007
9 years ago8,352 views

Happy Birthday Google!!!!


google.com.br/logos/9th_birthd ...



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David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Cool logo! (as always :P)

So the date was exactly like last year.

Where's the cake? :)

Happy Birthday Google!

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

How about a birthday present..... for us?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I want Cake!!!
And present!!

Happy Birthday Google!

M.Rizwan Munir [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Many Many happy return of the days
Happy Birthday Google!

TRUSHAL [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

[Moved from "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" – Tony]

Google is Great....................................................................
................................trushal6718[put at-character here]yahoo.com............................

Zim [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yahoo! (well, it wasn't the better expression to celebrate Google's bday)

Happy birthday to Google :)

I seen the special logo at work and *needed* to come here and write something at the forum :)

Have a nice Gday! :P

Above 7 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

komala [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

[moved]

Dear Google
many more Happy returns of the day...!!!!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Why didn't you add the new birthday logo to the post Philipp? :/

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Happy birthday Google!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

David, OK I just added a link to it just now.

Salman Siddiqui [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

yeah I saw that new logo and you should have added that to your post!

it was a cool coincidence that my blog turned 9 months along with google turning 9 years!

RC [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

>>Or perhaps we, the global consciousness, are part of their algorithm.

How appropriate is this video...

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Or philipp, you can make a similar video for Google :)

J. McNair [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]RC
Wow, that video is the most succinct vision of what Web 2.0 should be. Likely it won't come to fruition until people start bandying about "Web 3.0".

Or is Web 3.0 the "death of the operating system"? I forget...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The non-logged in version of iGoogle has been updated today to allow users to add themes without have to sign into a Google account.

Bugga [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Actually, Google does not "own" the first mention of Madonna on the Internet. They own none of the Usenet articles. Those all belong to their respective authors.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/109761.h ...

Thanks Philipp :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> Actually, Google does not "own" the first mention
> of Madonna on the Internet. They own none of
> the Usenet articles. Those all belong to their respective authors.

Bugga, I didn't say "own the rights", I only said "own". For the sake of argument, imagine Google tomorrow will shut down Google Groups, and let's imagine you made a post to Usenet in 1990 which no one seemed to have backed-up, certainly not you. While you may now "own the rights" to your post, you can't retrieve it anymore, and as you forgot what specifically you wrote, Google now "owns" it. Here are some definitions of the verb "own" from answers.com: "To have or possess as property" and "To have control over". Yes, Google possesses the Deja News usenet archive, and they also have control over it.

Or, to put it more pragmatically: who do you think gets the money created by the ad revenue generated from AdWords displayed next to your 1990 posting in Usenet, displayed on Google Groups? You or Google? (Answer: it's Google. You won't see a cent.)

Bugga [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

If you meant "own" in that sense, I think "control" is a more precise term to express it.

BTW, the flaw with Google's timeline is that they just declared something occurring for the first time in their archive to be the first occurrence ever. Given all the holes in their archive, that is a bit presumptuous. Hard to prove them wrong, though, without an even bigger archive. ;-)

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

Happy Birthday Google!
(this is the first time I've said this to a company instead of a person)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Freiddie
Welcome to our world, we do it each year :D

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

lol @Martin

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

>> Welcome to our world, we do it each year :D

This is actually the second time this month a Google birthday thread as been created.

GTStaff [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Happy Birthday Google. Happy Googlers we are!

Pretty good summary of what's happened in the past 9 years.

Frank Taylor [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

You should have added the release of Google Earth to the list. It was a pretty significant event according to Google Trends:

google.com/trends?q=google%2C+ ...

MES [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Happy Birthday to you, Google!

We all will always love you ...! :)

Natas Si Drol [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Wow. Google is less understood today than it was 9 years ago? Or is this the Arkansas version of the Internet?

Google is a search engine. Notice I used a period at the end. That strongly implies that Google is nothing more than a search engine. In fact, Deja was nothing more than a Usenet search engine. Google is what it is and the lame crap you spew is sick. STFU and learn about the Internet of get the fark off it you idiots.

Write a better search engine or STFU.

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Happy Birthday Google!!!! and thanks for blogoscoped.com as a medium to convey wishes to google.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

In 9 years from meaninglessness to world dominance.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Great post (as ever), Philipp. The parallelism with the creation of a new country is brilliant. And this thought too:

"So as you can see, in a way, we all define Google’s algorithms. Or perhaps we, the global consciousness, are part of their algorithm. Sometimes the difference is hard to tell – and maybe to this planet’s evolution, it doesn’t matter either way –"

This is a new way to look at something we all know and live. And, IMHO, it's more innovative than the video by Michael Wesch that RC rightly quoted, that is "only" a wonderful summary of things already known.

milivella

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

thanks for the nice words Mili!!

milivella [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Just to be clear: what Philipp wrote about Google (we are not its customers, but more) is true not only for Google (e.g. for tv channels too). The difference is that Google, as Philipp wrote, has a real big goal: to understand information.

...And maybe someone has already wrote similar things before: but I just don't know about similar thoughts.

milivella

mister scruff [PersonRank 3]

9 years ago #

jeez – 9 years already... it seems like yesterday. man , how time flys

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