See how Google creates thousands of usernames everyday for folks like you!
A look into Google's username factory...
Every day, eager workers at Google's corporate headquarters in sunny California start their day with a wholesome breakfast (a hungry worker isn't a happy worker), and then get to task creating new Gmail usernames for the thousands of users that sign up every single day!
How we make your username, step by step:
- A vistor to one of Google's many services decides that he or she would like to get a Gmail username.
- That visitor might visit Google's Google Account Help page to learn more about Google Accounts. That visitor then visits the Gmail page and fills out a quick-and-easy form.
- Somewhere within the Google offices, a bright flashing light alerts workers to the new request. Quickly, a worker tears off a printout listing the new user's details and sprints across the campus towards the engineering department.
- The printout is handed off to a Google engineer, who punches a precise pattern of holes into a paper card. The engineer then feeds the card into the G-Frame computer, which reads the punches and puts the new user information into the large Gmail database.
- The engineer then rides a Segway over to the customer service department and hands the printout to a New User Welcoming Representative, who quickly writes a friendly e-mail to the new user and sends it.
- The new user recieves a confirmation and can now log in! The process is complete and the user now has access to a world of helpful and useful Google services.
Okay, one more time... how can I get my own username?