Google on fence about making black friends


Google has posted some new ads online called "Search Stories," which cleverly tell people's stories through only their Google searches. The "Parisian Love" posted below is particularly nice—simple, touching and a whole lot more enjoyable than the Bing search-overload ads. But they seem to have run into a problem with the approach. If you look closely, you'll notice that some of the search suggestions that appear while the person types (which can be notoriously bizarre) have been edited out. In this ad, for example, they've gotten rid of the "making friends with black people" option. Above, you can compare the suggestions from and from the ad. Hey, what's wrong with making friends with black people?

—Posted by Tim Nudd