Yeah it has been a long time since anything happened here, for various reasons which shall not be named except well… Maria hasn’t done much lately.* ;)
Anyways, now I need to vent my anger a bit and the topic is Google and their safesearch crap. As many of you might know already, Google very recently (a few weeks ago) changed their safesearch at google.com so that it is always on. Either it is at moderate or it filters everything. I actually thought it applies to image search only but it seems they filter the regular search as well. This means if you are searching for Maria Ozawa porn it doesn’t give you any porn sites if you just use Maria’s name. You have to add things like porn or xxx or whatever in the search query.
What this means is that none of the previous top sites (except for Wikipedia) are now in the top 10 results if you search just for Maria Ozawa. I may be wrong but I doubt most of the people searching for her are interested in the links that are offered now (except maybe Wikipedia, I can accept it). So okay, I can add terms like xxx or porn in the query to see adult results but the results shown are sites that are optimized (either accidentally or on purpose) for that particular query. So even then I can’t see the exact sites I would have liked to see. Instead I just see bunch of crap or free video streaming sites (notice though that the results now change a bit based on who you are and what you have done previously, if you are signed in at google…). So basically Google just offers me illegal content I don’t want to see. Good job.
Btw, this site was never nowhere near the top anyways and in fact I haven’t lost any traffic at all. Just in case someone thought I’m angry for losing traffic.
And yeah, it could be argued that none of the earlier top sites were that good to begin with. Perhaps so. I still don’t like these recent developments at all.
So far it seems though that foreign language Google sites (at least the ones I have tried) haven’t suffered yet and the safesearch in them can easily be turned off completely. I’m still considering maybe switching to Bing for good.
* Haven’t followed anything for quite some time so I wonder if this disc is something completely new from Maria Ozawa or just compilation of older stuff?
Also, it seems for whatever reason XonAir managed to self-destruct recently (I need to remove all the dead links at some point, goddamn it) and I wonder where I can buy all those uncensored Japanese DVD & Blu-Ray discs now. Any recommendations on good and reliable sites that sell original discs and not some bootleg junk?
Aaand, that’s about it for now. ;)