Technology

Rise of Google, 1999-2001

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJul 30, 2009 7:10 AM

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A quick follow up to the post below, I was curious as to the increased profile of Google in The New York Times (Google trends doesn't seem to be available to the public before 2004) around the turn of the century. In particular, I curious as to Google's prominence in the "Technology" section of the paper. So I looked it up. There were 78 mentions between July 1999 and December 2001. Mentions of Google increase at a rapid clip throughout this whole period. Below is a histogram of this period, illustrating the consistent rise in frequency of mention.

A dotchart view (x-axis = time along a sequence):

N = 78. The dates are: 07/22/99 09/22/99 09/30/99 11/21/99 04/13/00 06/01/00 06/18/00 06/29/00 07/06/00 07/25/00 08/03/00 08/11/00 08/24/00 09/20/00 09/21/00 10/11/00 11/12/00 11/16/00 12/11/00 12/13/00 12/14/00 12/18/00 01/18/01 01/25/01 02/08/01 02/13/01 02/15/01 02/22/01 02/22/01 03/01/01 03/11/01 03/11/01 03/22/01 04/02/01 04/05/01 04/05/01 04/22/01 05/07/01 05/13/01 05/17/01 05/24/01 05/28/00 06/04/01 06/13/01 06/14/01 07/06/01 07/12/01 07/27/01 07/29/01 08/13/01 08/16/01 08/26/01 08/27/01 08/27/01 09/06/01 09/06/01 09/09/01 09/13/01 09/13/01 09/13/01 09/16/01 09/24/01 09/27/01 10/15/01 10/18/01 10/25/01 11/07/01 11/08/01 11/19/01 12/06/01 12/09/01 12/10/01 12/12/01 12/16/01 12/19/01 12/20/01 12/23/01 12/24/01

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