Today, some of the most well known, largest and most powerful companies in the world are technology-based. They own brands that are known and loved by many millions of Internet users around the world! Frankly, many of us couldn't even begin to imagine life without them. You know who we're talking about, the big guys, such as Google and Facebook. But, it wasn't so long ago that these companies were just starting out! You might think you know all about the most popular websites but here are 11 fascinating facts we bet will surprise you! Take a look!
Facebook allows you to change your language to 'Pirate'.
When Instagram was purchased by Facebook it had only 13 employees!
Before Google was called Google, it was known as… wait for it… 'Backrub'!
There's an option on YouTube that allows you to blur faces in the video that you're uploading!
The 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button is hardly ever used by Google searchers.
Facebook's first logo featured a mug shot of Al Pacino covered in ones and zeros!
You can add audio posts to your Tumblr account by calling a toll-free number!
A man accidentally owned Google for one minute, after a computer glitch allowed him to purchase the company online for $12!
Facebook's notification symbol changes depending on where in the world you are.
Yahoo tried to buy out Google for $3 billion!
YouTube tried to get its first video makers via an advert on Craigslist!