Thursday, 16 August, 2007

Blackle - Black Google

This is really interesting indeed!!!
http://www.blackle. com
A few months ago, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog
EcoIron titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year. The post
lays out the following train of thought. "An all white web page uses
about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts."
Google, which has a white background and gets about " 200 million
queries a day " could reduce global energy use by 750 Megawatt-hours a year
by simply changing the color of its homepage to black. (For more
detailed calculations and assumptions check out the original post here .)
In response to this post a black version of Google emerged called
Blackle.com. According to Blackle's homepage at publication time, 4,408.917
Watt hours have been saved by. The site encourages users to "make a
difference today [by] … Blackling "energy saving tips" or visit[ing]
treehugger.com a great blog dedicated to environmental awareness." Nice
ideas. But how does the search measure up? Very well indeed. Give it a
whirl yourself and start saving energy one search at a time. ::
Blackle.com

1 comment:

Roger said...

I prefer using Darkoogle http://www.darkoogle.com another black Google and is available in over 40 countries http://www.darkoogle.com/international

Best of all its got the 'similar page' option in the result page like the normal white Google. I use that a lot.