This image implies that Google is actually taking over the world by having the crown around the globe saying Google on it.

Video Artifacts

Wiki A: The Story

7A Subwiki These videos explain the topic.

Wiki B: Innovation, Invention and Prediction

7B Subwiki These videos include an innovation, invention, or prediction based upon the trend that is shown.

Wiki C: Social Entrepreneurship

7C Subwiki __These videos__ are about how the trend you analyzed can be used to spark change in an area of social interest that your group agrees upon.


Google initially began as an idea for a search engine called "BackRub," which searched content online relating to keywords a user would submit. In 1997, Stanford Ph.D students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who developed this engine, decided that the BackRub search engine [needed] a new name. After brainstorming, they [went] with Google -- a play on the word "googol," a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. The use of the term "Google" reflects their mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web, and Google is a finally developed in September 1998 [1]. After gaining financial aid, Google moved from their friend's garage in Menlo Park, California to the Googleplex, a multi-million dollar facility in Mountain View, California.
A very large majority (roughly 99%) of Google's revenue comes from its advertising; yet it also earns money by e-mail, online mapping, social networking, and video sharing. Google is by far the most popular search engine in the world, beating its main competitor, Yahoo, by a ratio of three to one. Because of the wide use that Google provides, it receives many visitors and users, resulting in the development of Google's many server farms that add up to a total of more than 450,000 servers.

Google offers-maps, videos, images, information,blogs,news and groups.


1) Web server sends query to index server.
2) Query travels to doc servers which retrieve the stored documents. Parts are generated to describe each search result.
3) Search results are returned to the user in less than a second.

Current News

  • On October 9, 2006 Google bought the company YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. This combined the largest search engine, Google, with one of the largest and fastest growing video entertainment communities, YouTube. Google and YouTube will, and have remained independent brands but will be used to compliment each other.[2]

  • On April 13, 2007 Google acquired DoubleClick for $3.1 billion.

  • On June 18, 2008 Google announced the new release of SketchUp and a version of SketchUp for the PC. The new version is called IDX Renditioner for Google SketchUp 6 and Google SketchUp Pro 6. IDX Renditioner. This is new version is easy to use but advanced enough that professionals use it.[3]

  • October 22, 2008 The age of the Google phone, G-1, powered by Android software begins and it's extremely fast. It will have all the Google features such has Gmail, Google maps, a built-in GPS system. It is indeed touch screen.[4]

  • October 29, 2008- Google has settled a case out-of- print book directory. Its agreement with with authors and book publishers has made way for users to be able to view 20% of the book for free or buy full digital copies. Libraries will also be allowed to buy access to the books. Google's latest innovation comes after spending several years making the digital copies of the books. [5]

  • October 29, 2008- Like the iPhone, eBay has once again created a "grey market" for any Australians keen on purchasing the new Google phone. With no clear date for its launch, the Google phone is currently only available in the USA. Being offered at up to $1000 on eBay, it is in stark contrast to the USA where it is only $179 on a two year contract. Currently, neither Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Three have released any launch plans but are said to be looking into the new phone. [6]

  • Google News is an automated news aggregator provided by Google Inc. The initial idea,related to Google's PageRank formula—was developed in 2001, the Principal Research Scientist of Google. Google News left beta in January 2006.

  • November 4, 2008- Google is now helping businesses in monitoring their staff. By providing businesses with data and graphs, Google will show how frequently staff log onto Google sites. Google has suggested this as being relevant to see whether staff were actually reading their company's policies.

Areas of Impact


Google enables students to have access to all different types of information. The Internet has transformed greatly over the last few years, which is shaping a new way for students to learn and gain a higher education. Google provides a way for learners to quickly find answers or solutions to difficult questions, which to some teachers may see as problem. Some teachers believe students may be too dependent on search engines such as Google, which is why teachers must monitor what their students are using search engines for. On the other hand, Google technology is constantly advancing in technology, which can be very valuable to learners all over the world. A few of the tools Google offers consists of G-Mail accounts, Blogs, Word Documents in Google Doc, Notebooks, and Online Albums. [7]

This chart shows the different Google programs and how they affect education.
google_image_johnvsarahk.jpg Is a website made by Google for educators. It overs tools for the classroom,
classroom ideas,classroom posters and so much more.

When someone goes onto google and types in google, 2,750,000,000 different sites come up, while by typing in 1,750,000,000.
You'd could spend hours looking at the latest sport scores, maps, looking at countless blog. is offered in 44 different languages.
People from throughout the world can all dome to one place for the same answer. A number fo sites dedicate themselves to telling people to
save there time and to just google it.

Government, Politics and Employment

Recently, Google has played a very important role in government and politics. They have just recently opened up a new
Labs project named "In Quotes."
The purpose of In Quotes is to allow for the viewing and comparison of quotes and speeches from different political figures, and also tkes those quotes and put them into different categories, such as world conflict or economic crisis. The most popular examples that could be found include quotes, from two United States Presidential candidates, Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain.
Another method of using Google to find out about politics simply involves searching for it on Google, one example being during the Vice Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. The two candidates were not actually using Google during the debate, but many viewers can search the topics that were debated during the debate on Google.
The chart below is an example that shows what people searched on Google during and after the debate.

Google Directory is a way to search for different jobs on the internet this is one of the small ways that Google is effecting employment. Google Directory is a modified way to search The Open Directory Project.

Last month, Google Politics was launched and they have announced that google would form a political action committee to act in the political realm on behalf of the company's interests.

Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

As Google serves as the largest search engine on the Internet, its reach extends to the arts and entertainment.The fact that it is a search engine allows for a broad range of uses. With the simple typing of a few words or phrases and the click of button, millions of links will appear to try and match those terms.

Everyone is able to look up others’ works or pictures, through websites given by Google when searching a specific subject. They are also able to upload their own pieces, and give them specific tags and keywords for easy access to the work. The same applies to videos as well.

A large majority of today's entertainment can be found on Google as well, games and movies being only a minimal part of what Google can do. A large amount of leisure time is also spent online, and a majority of that time is spent on Google through utilizing the search engine.


Google AdWords
Google AdWords

When people are looking for information about products and services online they are sent directly to your site.

With AdWords cost-per-click pricing and you only pay when people click on your ad.

Science, Environment, and Health


Google commits large amounts of its resources and finances to many green projects with financial trouble, both within Google and outside the company, such as the AltaRock Energy Inc, eSolar Inc, Makani Power Inc, Brightsource Energy Inc, and many other companies. One such project Google supports involves curbing the burning of fossil fuels in US power plants, as well as reducing the use of petroleum in cars by 40 percent. Another such project supported focuses on improving grid technology by use of smart meters, letting people know how much energy they use and how much their total fuel and energy costs will be. The fossil fuel project is called Clean Energy 2030 proposal to see how much fossil they hope to reduce by the year 2030. They have developed 3 fronts to help start this project which are reduce demand by doing more with less, develop renewable energy that's cheaper than coal, and electrify transportation and re-invent our electric grid. With this they hope to create many green jobs, generate billions of dollars, build whole new industries, and put a big dent in climate change. [8]

Google has also funded over $15 million, for the first round of grants, in research projects to help detect and prevent new disease that leap from animals to humans. One of which will benefit is the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative. They have given $900,000 to International Research Institute for Climate and Society and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research to improve the prediction of weather to see where the spread of diseases start. [9]

Google is one of the leading search engines that people first go to when performing health searches. As stated on, a Harris poll, published in July 2007, found that 52 percent of adults sometimes or frequently go to the Web for health information, up from 29 percent in 2001. Google health allows your health records to travel with you no matter where you go.[10]

Google Earth
Google Earth is one such engine that supports the sciences, specifically in geological and astronomical sciences.
It allows users to view:
  • satellite imagery,
  • maps
  • terrain
  • 3D buildings
  • galaxies in the Sky
allowing users to explore rich geographical content, and to share that content with others.

How can Google help business?

The most targeted online advertising available - Adwords.
Google AdWords is a quick and simple way to advertise on Google and its ad partners, regardless of your budget.

The most comprehensive website analytics tool - Analytics.
Google Analytics shows you how people found your site, how they explored it, and how you can enhance their visitor experience. Improve your website return on investment, increase conversions, and make more money on the web.

Free online, collaborative word processor, spreadsheet and presentation generator - Documents.
· My Client Center: This account helps you manage multiple AdWords accounts more efficiently.
· Training: Our Learning Center provides text and interactive lessons chock-full of up-to-date information.
· Promotional credits: Receive up to 60 credits, each worth a specified amount of free AdWords advertising, to help bring in new business.
· Program features: Get tools that will help you become more marketable, such as a customizable presentation and industry-specific documents.
· Google's name recognition: Become Qualified, and receive the Google Advertising Professional Logo, a Professional Status page, and more to show off your expertise.
Online news tracking service. Find your business when it's in the news - Alerts.
This allows you to get updates on your phone. Via SMS etc.

Put your business profile on the map - Google Maps.

Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology and local business information -- including business locations, contact information, and driving directions. With Google Maps, you'll enjoy the following unique features:

Free chat widget, so your website visitors can contact you - Chatback.
A Google Talk chatback badge allows others to chat with you even if they haven't signed up for Google Talk on their Google Account or if they don't have a Google Account. You can put the badge in your blog or website, and people who visit those pages can chat with you. The badge will display your online status (whether you're available to chat or not) and, optionally, your status message.

Start a free discussion forum for your product or service - Groups.
Google Groups is a free service from Google where groups of people have discussions about common interests. Internet users can find discussion groups related to their interests and participate in threaded conversations, either through the Google Groups web interface, or by e-mail. They can also start new groups. Google Groups also includes an archive of Usenet newsgroup postings dating back to 1981 and supports reading and posting to Usenet groups. Users can also set up mailing list archives for e-mail lists that are hosted elsewhere

Perform useful market research on keyword search popularity with Trends.
With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.

Create your own free website with Page Creator.
Google Page Creator is a free Google service that allows you to create a website using an online web creation wizard together with an online What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) web editor. The pages are published and hosted on Google's web servers free of charge.

Write a business blog with Blogger.
You can use blogs for everything from updating your clients and about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest.

Team Members

List all student names here in this format: FName Last name initial (school code)
Student names should be hyperlinked to their Ning profile. Each student must select a primary focus, but all must edit the main page and all areas can be edited by all students. EVERY student should edit the background.
Education: Saundra R. GHS Steph.D PLC, Jennifer T PLC
Government Politics and Employment: John V. WHS, Michael.S QA
Arts, Entertainment and Leisure: Noora M. Qatar Academy, Wilson H. LACHSA
Science, Environment and Health:BreAnna N. GHS
Editor: Wilson H. LACHSA, Noora M. Qatar Academy.
Primary Language: American English

John V. WHS

Saundra R - GHS
Noora M. Qatar Academy
Cynthia C. - CHS
Jennifer T - PLC
Michael B. - MICDS

Ashley CHS
BreAnna N. GHS
Will B. WHS
Sarah Kanna AIS-R
Meghan Keaveney SIS

You will cite quotations and major sources of information for your wiki.
If the source is an online source, you MUST also include a hyperlink embedded in the text as well.
Follow the current standard method for citing sources from our help wiki.

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  2. ^ "Google Press Center: Press Release." Google. 16 Oct. 2008 <>.
  3. ^ " June 18, 2008 - Press Release ." IMSI/Design . 16 Oct. 2008 <>.
  4. ^ Krakow, Gary. "The New Google Phone: Blazing Fast -" Stock Quotes, Financial Market & Business News | Get Trading, Personal Finance & Investment Advice | 23 Sep. 2008. 21 Oct. 2008 <>.
  5. ^ "Google settles case over out-of-print book directory." The Independent. 29 Oct.
  6. ^ "Google phone hits Australia via eBay." The Age. 29 Oct. 2008. 29 Oct. 2008
  7. ^ Lipsett, Anthea. "Inquiry into impact of Google on HE | Education | Education Guardian ." Latest news, sport, business, comment and reviews from the Guardian | . 29 Feb. 2008. 22 Oct. 2008 <>.
  8. ^ "Clean Energy 2030." The Official Google Blog. 1 Oct. 2008. 22 Oct. 2008
  9. ^ "Pandemics: Google takes on real viruses." 21 Oct. 2008. 22 Oct. 2008 [[ google-healthcare| google-healthcare]].
  10. ^ Lohr, Steve . "Google and Microsoft Look to Change Health Care - New York Times." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. 14 Aug. 2007. 22 Oct. 2008 <>.