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Better user Blackli than Google :: Save energy





shkhanal
Its run by Google itself. The Cool and soothing color scheme. Displaying Black consume less energy than displaying White. Why not to use http://www.blackle.com/

www.Blackle.com says:

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How is Blackle saving energy?
Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.
Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen." Roberson et al, 2002
In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.
We believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. Secondly we feel that seeing Blackle every time we load our web browser reminds us that we need to keep taking small steps to save energy.
How can you help?
We encourage you to set Blackle as your home page (click to set). This way every time you load your Internet browser you will save a little bit of energy. Remember every bit counts! You will also be reminded about the need to save energy each time you see the Blackle page load.
Help us spread the word about Blackle by telling your friends and family to set it as their home page. If you have a blog then give us a mention. Or put the following text in your email signature: "Blackle.com - Saving energy one search at a time".
Have a look at our energy saving tips page for ideas on steps you can take to save energy.
There are a lot of great web sites about saving energy and being more environmentally friendly. They are full of great tips covering the little things that we can all do to make a difference today. Try Blackling "energy saving tips" or visit one of the many great blogs dedicated to environmental awareness.
LostOverThere
Honestly this is just a hopeless way to grab some quick (and short-sighted) visitors. Google is fine by me. Just a little error in your post, it uses Google, but isn't run by Google.

Also, it is actually only true that a full black screen is more efficent then a full white screen for monitors 24 inches and up.
Peterssidan
How can it be true only for monitors 24 inches and up? Doesn't understand why.

Anyway, I think the dark page makes it not so nice. If all pages was like that I think we get depressed Confused There is often better ways of saving energy.
paskall
the idea is unique. Don't think their main aim here is to save energy, they can do that in so many ways at home . just closing the lights would work more than this..

But yea we must save the energyand if this site will remind people to save energy, then thas cool.


interesting topic.
alalex
Well, they have a PR of 7, meaning they must be getting quite a lot of traffic and importance. I personally find the idea good, from the point of view that they have become "famous" relatively of course.

As of "saving energy" I really doubt the creator or the person that had the idea was trying to fing a way to save energy... Wink
Crinoid
Interesting website, thanks for posting that.
But: it has not Image Search and Language Tools, that are used very frequently in Google by me, and it doesn't show the total number of found results, that makes work blindly.

About energy saving: this site is more difficult to see, if any - even weak - ambient light is on. Ind I have to see my keyboard Laughing

The good energy saving thing would be the keyboard lamps, you know - the two very small ones, attached to keyboard. But they suddenly disappeared, I couldn't find them for a very long time. The flexible USB worm light with single LED is too weak and inconvenient in placing.
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