15 November 2006

Kid-safe search at Zoo.com

In: 6+ Years

Zoo.com hopes to make Internet searching -- now an integral part of homework research -- safer for kids by filtering out as much of the sexually-explicit content as possible. It's not perfect (when I searched for "elephant," result #9 was a Fark listing describing a woman who killed her husband by beating him with an elephant statue, along with a reference to an "ugly-ass baby Asian elephant born at English zoo.") but it's a start. [Via Searchblog]

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Um yeah. Is this the beta?

Search for sadomasochism and it returns results like " Consensual Sadomasochism : How to Talk About It and How to Do It Safely".

Kid-safe indeed.

To be fair, there's a fine line between "safe" and "censored." I'm glad someone's tackling this issue, even if they do it imperfectly.

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