Category Archives: google

Google says the removal of clitoris from SafeSearch results is a “technical issue”.

From Simon Blake’s blog: In November I posted a comment saying I was writing to google to ask why clitoris was banned from in their safe search option when penis and scrotum were not.  Last week someone called to say it was a technical issue and they were going to look into it.  He agreed [...]

This Site May Harm Your Computer (Another product of Google’s laziness?)

“Sergei didn’t know HTML, and he really wasn’t all that interested in learning. What he was really passionate about doing was building a search engine, was building a product that worked. And so he put together the homepage as a way to get the service up and running as quickly as possible. In many ways [...]

“The Google God wields great power over commerce.” – Seth Finkelstein

This morning brings a nice column from Seth Finkelstein in The Guardian about sex, search, and “content filtering.” What I appreciate about Seth’s point of view is that he’s got deep expertise in the nuts and bolts of how these things work, he’s not given to conspiracy theories, but doesn’t give an inch to the [...]

Why does the Google index of my blog stop on Dec. 27, 2006?

Long time readers know that we’ve had more than our fair share of mishaps with Google. In fairness to Google, the commercialization of sexuality attracts malefactors all out of proportion to the effort it takes separate the wheat from the chaff. But knowing that is cold comfort when your livelihood is on the line. More over, this [...]

We Made Google’s Blacklist, But What About Australia’s?

As far as Google is concerned, ComstockFilms.com is a dirty domain. Google search result bring up people linking to my posts ahead of the posts themselves, they even rank spamblogs that scrape our content ahead of our pages; and it doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot we can do about it. So it goes [...]

YouTube Removes Bill & Desiree Trailer for TOS Violation

Yesterday we put up a trailer for Bill and Desiree on our YouTube account. Today YouTube deleted the video for a TOS violation. Here’s the trailer, off our own server: [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ]   Here’s a College Humor clip from YouTube.com that’s [...]

A Product of Laziness (Jen Fitzpatrick Explains Google)

“Sergei didn’t know HTML, and he really wasn’t all that interested in learning. What he was really passionate about doing was building a search engine, was building a product that worked. And so he put together the homepage as a way to get the service up and running as quickly as possible. In many ways [...]

YankeePioneer @ Jezebel.com has some interesting Google gossip…

Jezebel picked the Google [penis] v [clitoris] story this morning, and maybe, must maybe it’s going back to Google. Says commenter YankeePioneer: I just sent this item to a friend who works at Google. Here is his response: “Just for you, I have just sent an email to a bunch of very powerful people featuring [...]

Dragged into Google’s Sex Ghetto, Kicking and Screaming.

“As soon as you deal with [sex] explicitly, you have to choose between the language of the nursery, the gutter and the anatomy class” – C.S. Lewis “You don’t know shit from good chocolate, babies.” – Joe Dick As mentioned previously, I had been working on a post tentatively entitled “Does the Googlebot have Asperger’s [...]

Penis = Safe; Clitoris = Not Safe. (Why can’t the Googlebot find a single SafeSearch return for [clitoris]?)

Hello and welcome Susie Bright visitors. The post she meant to link to is here: Dragged Google’s Sex Ghetto —- Another entry for the Google’s Banned Words list: Clitoris. That’s right. Put your Google SafeSearch filter on “strict filtering” and search [clitoris]. Zero returns. Now try a Google SafeSearch “strict filtering” search for [penis]. 33,000,000 [...]