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Stumbleupon Categorizes MSN Live Search as Porn

Sorry, this just made me laugh today. After following David Naylor’s post on MSN’s new rockin’ search interface, StumbleUpon pointed out to me that the site I was visiting (a search on airline tickets) was pornography.

msn porn search engine

Since the site had yet to be reviewed, I was a little surprised that this happened. It appears that it was not a hit job by some anti-microsoft stumblers. So what gives?

Stumbleupon Categorizes MSN Live Search as Porn by No tags for this post.

6 Comments

  1. MarcusBrutus
    Sep 29, 2007

    If you think that’s funny check this out http://www.stumbleupon.com/tag/childporn/
    From the page: People who like childporn sites…

  2. brian
    Sep 29, 2007

    How did you get this functionality in your stumbleupon toolbar? When I do the same search, I don’t see anything next to the words Live Search.

  3. Sayne
    Sep 29, 2007

    Turn off SafeSearch and run a search on, say … Anything! You’ll see.

  4. David Hopkins
    Oct 8, 2007

    Brian, maybe you are running an early version of the SU toolbar. I believe the new one has this feature on by default. If not on your toolbar, go to Tools>Toolbar Options>Configuration tab

    and the option to toggle this on/off has is at the top.

    This pornography listing seems to have been removed since this post.

  5. MC
    Dec 4, 2007

    I ran into something a little weird this afternoon. Someone had labelled the IMDB page for the Japanese comedy Tampopo as Pornography, and I reported that, and then I was just looking at my blog’s sitemeter and someone else had given my posts labelled “Stumbleupon” a pornographic rating back in September. This is the first I’ve heard of it.

    And what is funny is I am an R-rated user, and all those posts about Stumbleupon are things which I discovered through the service… they are just lists of links.

  6. Robin Faichney
    Dec 6, 2007

    I just discovered my site is listed as porn on stumbleupon. It’s philosophy — about as far from porn as you can get! (Well, maybe not quite as far as theology.) What’s going on?

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