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Grotica Search Engine
No, Google is not unveiling a new erotica search engine, despite what this press release posted on (and now linked to by a number of blogs) claims:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 15, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today its plans to enter the lucrative adult content market with a new search engine that will be kept separate from its main line of search services.
Called Grotica, the new service uses sophisticated image processing tools to automatically categorize still photos and movies according to subject matter and degree of explicitness. Google's powerful keyword search functions have been further enhanced for this application with over 3000 synonyms for anatomical terms and erotic activities.
Posted by The Curator on Sat Sep 17, 2005

Well. THEY SHOULD!!!!!
Posted by Jorge  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  06:47 AM
too bad its not real...sounds delightful.
Posted by RAMONESxMANIA  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  09:50 AM
If it were real, it would be a profitable site, as 1 of 5 searches on the internet is for adult entertainment sites. Google, if they were to do this, would gain control of almost all searches, thus becoming an even greater search engine than they already are.
Posted by Sharky  in  in yo momma's bed  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  03:09 PM
I guess nobody uses the term "ogle" anymore to mean "look at with sexual appreciation," because "Go Ogle" would be *my* choice of the name for the hoax erotica search system.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  04:19 PM
I agree with Sharky. Maybe MOH should invest in creating an erotic search engine - think of all the money Alex!
Posted by Cathy  in  South Dakota  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  04:50 PM
Only 1 of 5?

And, cvirtue, I think that every time I use it.
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  06:17 PM
I believe it is at Don't ask me how I found that out.
Posted by Anne  on  Tue Sep 20, 2005  at  02:25 AM
"automatically categorize still photos and movies according to subject matter and degree of explicitness"

Hahaha Now I've heard it all. Not in the next 50 years!
Posted by Shockie  on  Tue Sep 20, 2005  at  03:01 AM
My name is James Grotica. Life is full of coincidences, eh?
Posted by James  in  England  on  Tue Sep 20, 2005  at  04:34 AM
While I have heard of the Booble site before it's *NOT* related to Google.
Posted by Loren  in  Las Vegas, Nevada  on  Tue May 09, 2006  at  01:44 AM
Yea, I found booble too... I just accidentaly typed Google... The G is too close to the B...
Posted by The Real Bob  in  Scotland  on  Thu Jul 26, 2007  at  08:27 AM
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