She was all about that bass before it was turned into that damn song. Jennifer Lopez has played a pivotal role in the world of pop culture. It turns out she was vital to Google Image Search as well.

Thanks to the dress everyone talked about. No, not the one that will have you debating a trip to the eye doctor. That Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards. When she was dating Puff Daddy. Damn, I’m getting old…

So, if you ever found yourself Google image searching for school projects… Let’s be real, you’re searching for Kate Upton GIFs. Just be honest. No one is judging. You can thank Jennifer Lopez for helping spur the development of the feature.

Schmidt wrote in Project Syndicate earlier this year about the implausible birth of the feature.

“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 surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J­.Lo wearing that dress.”

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And, so we have Google Image Search. Google knew what people wanted and delivered. Granted, the tech giant doesn’t always know what people want. Google+? It’s sputtering along. How about Google Buzz? If digital products have a storage basement, that’s where you will find it.

What about Jennifer Lopez? She took to Facebook-owned Instagram to trumpet the news.

Google Images may have been the start, but for sharing, the company missed the mark. Jenny from the block can say she was a muse for Google. I’m pretty sure she’s a muse for a number of things, but this is definitely one to spice up history books.


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