It seems like Jennifer Lopez was the one who originally broke the internet! Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt recently revealed in an interview that Jenny from the block was the reason behind the creation of Google Images. When the songstress first appeared at the 2000 Grammy Awards wearing that iconic wispy green, plunge neck gown, Google was bombarded with people wanting to see for themselves what the fuss was about. However, Google was relatively new at the time and couldn’t let people easily see what they wanted.
Schmidt explained, “When Google was launched, people were amazed that they were able to find out about almost anything by typing just a few words into a computer. It was better than anything else, but not great by today’s standards. So our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – like all other successful inventors – kept iterating. After all, people wanted more than just text. This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world’s attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no sure-fire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”
You’re favorite search engine might have been a lot different today if it hadn’t been for JLo!
[Via – vogue]