Quinte, On. real estate agent: March 2010

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I stumbled upon something that interested me quite a while ago. I always thought that it would be fun to blog about, but really when I'm sitting down to write about it there isn't all that much to say. However, since I'm fresh out of ideas I'll let the world in on my (and a few million other people's) little secret.

It is called elgoog, or Google mirror. It is just a search engine that mirrors Google - literally. When you want to get any search results out of elgoog, you would have to spell everything backwards, and lo and behold the search results come up almost exactly the same as they would for Google. There will be slight delays in the results, as elgoog has to scramble to keep up to the real Google.

Useless fun and games says you? For the most part you would be correct, I certainly use it just for the heck of it, however, in the past elgoog did serve a very useful function. Before the Chinese government caught on, many people in China were using this mirror search engine to get around the sticky issue of government censorship. The government of China would monitor certain terms that people were looking up, and they had a long list of things that could get people noticed. For quite a while, typing these terms in backwards didn't register with the government, and people could use this engine to browse more freely.

Go ahead, try and find your own website on elgoog, it will keep you occupied for a minute or two.

Comment balloon 7 commentsMalcolm Johnston • March 08 2010 08:08PM
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