It’s no secret that adult entertainment on the Web is here to stay. So on September 15, a handful of former Google employees launched search engine Boodigo, which helps users find pornography on the Internet.
Boodigo was formed by Colin Rowntree, Wasteland, and tech company 0x7a69. According to research, the search term “porn” has had a rate of interest that has not dipped below 80 percent since 2010.
Access, privacy, and anonymity are key focus areas for Boodigo. The search engine contains a double process of verification, which works to first find the proper content based on the search terms and then makes sure that the site hosting the content is trusted. This process helps eliminate the spyware and viruses that many users accidentally download on adult sites.
And unlike its mainstream counterparts, Boodigo is not in the business of gathering user intelligence.
When asked about the project, Rowntree shared why there was a need for a product like Boodigo:
“Google and Bing have gradually been weeding out the industry’s adult content and that (for us) has been tremendously frustrating. If someone is looking for videos of oral sex and tries to find them via Google, what they get is an article by Wikipedia and advice from Cosmopolitan. And when they get what they’re looking for it can well be pirated material.”