Thursday, January 27, 2005

People Place Thing == safe search

I've been pretty happy with image burst. Lot's of cool images from all over. However I have noticed that yahoo's safe search feature isn't that great when it comes to words like viagra or the name of actresses who've done nude sceens. Now on one hand I can can be hard core and accept that the world is the way it is, the sacred and the profane mixed together. On the other hand there are time I'd like to tone it down to something PG13.

I looked around for another source of pictures but no luck. I played around with the search terms and found that adding another terms cleans things up. Adding people, place or thing to a query returns immages I could leave on my machine at work. I have no idea why, but it works. I tried it on every problem word from the last fewdays and didn't hit a single place where it failed.

I'll be adding a feature to image burst that will alow the user to specify search modifes. You'll be able to add words like artwork or anime that will change the nature of the images selected. The default will be people place thing that will put close to PG13 mode.

- Peace

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