January 26, 2004 08:24am
The Latour Letter - Get Ready to Booble
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Miss Charlie Latour
If you are a "Google" buff, like me, then you will love "Booble". A New York businessman has developed a search engine, that will search for adult sites, which is fashioned after the highly successful search engine "Google". His is called "Booble.com" and I highly encourage everyone to take advantage of this concept.
His story is interesting and I hope to get an interview with him for AINews.com and CharlieLatour.com in the near future. For now, he is remaining anonymous to help protect his family from the typical assaults people in the adult business receive. Regardless of his motivations, or his reasoning, I believe this is a major advance for the adult industry. It is at the very core of our desire to mainstream the overall adult industry.
As a writer and publisher I search the internet for interesting information and to remain current with stories and events. The Latour Letter uses a sophisticated series of search engines and employs web experts to cull information and forward it to me for analysis. Booble.com adds a new dimension that may be helpful to anyone who is searching for specific adult websites. At the moment, the founder claims to have over 6,000 listings that have been filtered to eliminate illegal and extremely hard core material. To some in the Free Speech movement, this is censorship, but to me this is freedom at it's best. This operator has set his standards and policies. If you are offended by his selections, out of the 25,000 adult sites currently available, you avoid his site, if you look at it as another option, like I do, then you will use it.
This brilliant businessman has taken the opportunity to review the sites listed within Booble.com and make judgments on which sites are cost effective and if the photographs are quality. This is very helpful to new or unskilled consumers, who could be targeted by "lesser" quality sites employing "bait and switch" tactics. The decisions are his, the judgments are his, and the effort to offer the consumer a decent review is admirable. My hope is that others will follow this lead and develop similar search engines with their personal selections. In this way, those who seek adult material will have options and will eventually find a search engine that matches their own opinions.
Kudos to Booble.com and the founder. This is an idea that is well worth the time it takes to use it. I guess this gives new meaning to "Booble-head"!
Miss Charlie Latour
Diva of Porn