Have you heard about this one yet? This is a site that is suggesting Google to save power, developed by Heap Media, an Australian Company.
What is it?
- Blackle is a custom version of Google in black
- It does not belong to Google Inc.
- The search is powered by Google
It was found that an all-white website requires about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts. Google, with its while background, and its 200 million queries a day, could reduce global use by 750 Mega watt-hours a year by simply changing its homepage color to black.
Read more about blackle here.
I find this very nice, and hope Google decides to change its homepage soon. I mean...we're all so hooked to Google; how long will it take to get used to a minor change? Especially if it is going to save the world's power?
Meanwhile, I recommend you all to use Blackle as your default search engine. Its easy...just remember to type www.blacke.com instead of your www.google.com.
My own small initiative to save power is having a black blog , plus the optimistic view that its readers will increase to such a number that it will actually amount to a significant difference :)