Google Instant Blacklist

Some folks at the Hacker publication 2600 decided to compile a list of words that are restricted by Google Instant. Except in extreme and special cases, Google is known for anything but censorship but there are some terms the web giant’s new instant search feature won’t work with.

Which is quite understandable really. I mean, if you got a kid and you are currently typing something that resembles a naughty word, you surely do not want Google Instant to show search results based on that naughty substring that you are currently typing.

So do not be surprised if nothing happens while you are typing something. If you are aware of that dirty word and you still want to see results, you will have to manually press the SEARCH button in the search form in order to see results.

Google is struggling to prevent the text of offensive searches users have made in the past from jumping up in front of you when you are looking for something innocuous. I totally do not have any problem with this and I agree with Google Instant’s logic in this case. What do you think?

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