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[Discuss] protecting kids online

On 2/6/2014 7:51 AM, Kent Borg wrote:
> On 02/05/2014 11:21 PM, Bill Horne wrote:
>> Sorry to say it's much harder than you might think. The first time my 
>> son asked for help
>> building a racing car for Cub Scouts, I did a search on "Soapbox 
>> Derby" in Google.
>> More than half the first page results were for porn sites.
> Odd, I tried that just now and I don't see any porn sites.
> Maybe we have a cause/effect mix up here.  I am pretty good about not 
> letting Google store cookies so they give me straight results and 
> can't cater to my "interests".
> Your "Soapbox derby" search was possibly getting results of previous 
> searches mixed in.

That's unlikely: I don't buy soap or boxes  online, I'm not interested 
in the Kentucky Derby, and if I wanted to see pornography, I would have 
watched the suprabowl.

This is an interesting field of research, so I suggest you apply your 
expertise in this area and suggest another reason why cause and effect 
were so easily confused.

P.S. The search I mentioned occurred around 1998, so I agree with other 
posters whom have suggested that Google has refined its search algorithm.

Bill Horne
William Warren Consulting

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