Google Co-Founder Gets Personal

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Sergey BrinGoogle Co-founder Sergey Brin has started a new personal blog called simply – Too. "While Google is a play on googol, too is a play on the much smaller number – two," writes Brin. "It also means ‘in addition’, as this blog reflects my life outside of work."

Brin’s first substantial post reveals that he is at greater risk for developing Parkinson’s Disease than most people, but having found this out, he is happy that he can take measures to try and prevent it before it potentially affects him. "I feel fortunate to be in this position," he says. "Until the fountain of youth is discovered, all of us will have some conditions in our old age only we don’t know what they will be. I have a better guess than almost anyone else for what ills may be mine — and I have decades to prepare for it."

I can barely put the idea of finding the fountain of youth past Google as the company seems to dominate the world a bit more each day (even if some of the world has not succumbed yet [they’re working on it]), but that’s probably still a while away. In the meantime, Brin’s blog should let us get to know one of the guys behind the search and technology giant a little bit better.

The blog is supposed to reflect Brin’s life outside of work, but it’s hard to imagine that some nuggets of work life won’t slip in from time to time. Or on the other side of the coin, perhaps we’ll read about things on Brin’s blog that eventually lead to something Google does. Either way, you can bet that the media will be keeping close tabs on what Brin has to say.


So far, the Too blog isn’t much to look at design-wise. In fact, it’s pretty much as simple as they come. I would not be surprised to see some more design elements added, but considering Google’s home page, he is probably a big fan of simplicity.

I wonder if Brin’s blog will inspire Page or Schmidt to start one. I wouldn’t put any money on it, but it would be nice to see each of them open up the way Brin’s doing, and let us really get to know the guys behind one of the most important companies of the past decade. Hopefully Brin at least will update his somewhat frequently.

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  • http://www.dvdhire.org DVD Hire

    he will say anything to official to do with Google on the blog.

    But interesting none the less to hear from one of the founders.

  • Mosxu

    You know what I like these people at Google. I think they are the best human beings on the planet when I am looking to their policy "Do not do evil" except "Florida update" which of course was a mistake and gave Google a bad name within the webmaster community.

    It is very good that Brin has time to blog and maybe he has time to listen to webmasters as well. Personally I think Google is losing focus on search and they are not able to fight big spammers. When I am talking about  big spammers I am referring to: 1. blog spam, 2. text link ads and 3. link exchange tricks

    It looks to me that Google is getting busy now in discounting human edited directories but it does nothing against the above 3 top spam techniques. Where is the LSI at work? Even MSN is doing a better job against text link ads because they analyze the relevancy of the page and not the popularity of the website selling the link…





  • http://www.siku-moja.blogspot.com Nairobian

    I have just visited Brin,s blog, Its quite something!he blogs just like any other regurlar blogger and does not hide his feelings especially about  his concerns on the Parkinsons Disease! quite a nice blog

  • Wart Removal

    This is cool news. I have often wanted to read about the inner workings of the co-founders. I think alot of insight can be formed by listening to their particular approaches to life, business and side projects.

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