Maybe your Google-fu skills allow you to find any bit of information that’s ever graced the World Wide Web. You know all the right search tricks, which Boolean operators are allowed, the shortcuts, the easter eggs, the games. Your friends and family know you’re the go-to person for any trivia questions or obscure facts they’re burning to know. With Google at your fingertips, nothing can stop you from seeking out any truth.
But having Google search savvy doesn’t make you a Google expert. There’s a lot more to Google itself than even the savviest searchers know.
Google has grown and changed a lot since its founding in 1998, and there’s a lot of history packed in those years, some of which might surprise you.