Google, or Alphabet, doesn’t own the @alphabet Twitter account. That accolade falls to Chris Andrikanich, who describes himself as “self-proclaimed geek who fires off regular gibberish, gobblety-gook about sports, tech, CLE, and whatever...”
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Andrikanich said: “It’s crazy. It’s nerve-racking. It’s entirely unbelievable.” He said that he hasn’t been contacted by Alphabet, but is open to offers.
Others seem optimistic on his behalf, telling him that he’s going to get rich.
Google also doesn’t own the Alphabet.com domain. That is held by German car maker BMW and has been online since 1995. Instead, Google’s new parent company’s website can be found at abc.xyz.
As well as a message from Google co-founder Larry Page and a link to Google’s investor relations page, there is an Easter egg for visitors.
If you read Page’s full posting by clicking ‘more,’ there is a full stop at the end of the sentence ending with “our drone delivery effort.” Clicking that takes visitors to the website of Hooli, the fictional company in the HBO series Silicon Valley.