Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Google Search Circa January 2001

Google is offering people the opportunity to step back in time, virtually that is. An old search index in perfect condition. After trying it out themselves, they made it available to the public. All you have to do is go to http://www.google.com/search2001.html and you can run a Google search as if it was January 2001. Its not exact, but is fairly close. The site is slated to be available for the next month, so if you are interested in giving it a try do not wait to long.


"We found a vintage search index in mint condition. We dusted it off and took it for a spin, gobsmacked to see how different the web was in early 2001.
We had so much fun searching that we wanted to put this old index online for everyone to play with. We thought it'd be even cooler if we could actually see the full versions of the old web pages, so we worked with the Internet Archive to link to their cache of these pages from 2001. Step into the time machine and try a 2001 Google search.

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