Google Black

No, it is isn’t a premium or caffinated edition of Google, it is a green one. The idea is that rather than having a white background, the Google searches have a black background. That appears to save about 20 percent of screen energy usage. Click here for Blackle. The sad thing is that it doesn’t appear to have the personalised functionality of Google. Actually, from the site itself it may not be an official Google product but that shouldn’t deter you from using it.

7 thoughts on “Google Black”

  1. I think it’s an official Google product and it’s a nice idea. Note that black only gives you energy savings on CRT screens, not LCD screens.

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  2. What a terrible name! And, if David is right, then many users will be misled into thinking they’re saving the world.

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  3. Why don’t you choose a style setting for your blog with a black background if you are so concerned.

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  4. Blackle is a Google custom search box on an independently-operated web site. From the ‘about’ page: “Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy.” (http://www.blackle.com/about/)

    Don’t worry, Blackle can’t mislead anyone. Everybody is already fooled into thinking they’re saving the world by buying carbon credits based on 30-year-old trees in Gippsland.

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  5. For those who find the light text on black background too difficult to read, there is Greygle. It uses a grey backgound with dark text that some might find easier to read. Also they have an Australian focus site at .

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