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Dear KX News: Blackle Is Not an Official Google Site



image I’m not sure how difficult it is to take a look at the “About Blackle” link, or notice the “a Heap Media Site”, but apparently it’s too complicated for North Dakota’s KX News.

You can watch their news segment via this video.

Here’s a partial transcript…

Google is a popular search engine on the World Wide Web…
And saving energy has been a popular topic of discussion these days…
So Google decided to do it’s part to save energy…by going black.
The founders of Google have created “Blackle.” It’s basically the same search engine but in black instead of white.
This is because a white screen uses more energy than a black one…

Normally, I wouldn’t bother embarrassing another media outlet, but c’mon, it’s plain lazy to not click a few links.

  • http://www.altogetherdigital.com Ciaran

    Especially when the site in question is goodness knows how many months old…

  • Chris

    Are..they..supposed..to..be.. professional..writters!?

    ….

    ……

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  • Chalata

    Im actually using darkoogle.com instead.

  • http://dmehus.wordpress.com/ Doug Mehus

    Too funny. I wonder if they thought that adult website search engine that was a Google parody (what was it called, booble!?) was a Google owned site, too!

    Cheers,
    Doug

  • Energy Saver

    The Carbon Neutral Search Engine also offers black background search using Google Custom Search but offsets a minimum of 100g of CO2 per search. Again not related to Google … I wonder will KX News make that mistake again

  • Mike

    There are around 16 different versions of “black google” online. The best one I’ve found is http://www.cleanblack.com. Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to http://www.cleanblack.com/theme/