Who's The First Google + User

Jul 14, 2011 • 8:14 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google + ProfileBrian White, an engineer at Google who deeply involved in Google's search quality, posted a Google + post with some detective work.

Brian White wanted to see who "Profile Zero" on Google + is. So he decided to sniff around the Google robots.txt file and found a sitemap file at gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/profiles-sitemap.xml. The first sitemap file referenced there listed the first profile as Raj Pudota.

Truth is, and Brian White said it, "I actually don't know if this is a "canonical first profile" or anything--it's just the first one listed."

Technically, this is extremely not likely. The first Google + user was probably a Googler working on the project.

If you look at Facebook, you can see profile number 4 is Mark Zuckerberg. Just try facebook.com/profile.php?id=4, notice the id=4. Who is number one? Someone named Rosa Angelica Alba.

Anyway, any ideas who has the first Google + profile?

Forum discussion at Google +.

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Jagadeesh M Nambiar

07/14/2011 01:14 pm

Does Raj Pudota knows about it? lol

Prince Jabakumar

07/15/2011 06:20 am

Google should inform Raj Pudota about this .... Lol !!!

Dewaldt Huysamen

07/15/2011 11:43 am

Hey Barry very interesting and I agree with you that it had to be a engineer or product manger working on Google+.

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