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Monday, November 24th, 2003 · 2 Comments


This is the coolest thing ever. For those of you who may not be too technical, there’s a concept in the Web world called mirroring. This is a way that popular sites spread out their bandwidth demands across other sites, usually hosted by folks who are willing to help with the bandwidth burden. There is typically an exact copy of the site hosted somewhere besides the original location.

elgooG gives a whole new meaning to mirroring. It makes the concept quite literal. Someone took Google and literally created a mirror image of it. Everything is backwards — the text, the input, the results. It’s super-impressive. And it works.

For example, a search for Gabe yields only 3 results, as if I had typed in my name backwards in the real Google. And the results are accurate: The first result is a site that lists names and their mirrored spellings. But a correctly mirrored search for nosredna ebag yields my site at the top of the results.

Stare at this mirror too long and you may find yourself going a bit nutty. Even the browser scrollbar jumps to the left-hand side of your screen.

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Tags: web stuff

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sophie // Feb 10, 2004 at 1:09 pm

    Hehehe!! That is so totally weird!
    But confusing as well! But really funny and quite cool.Good work!!!When i saw it it really confused me at first. heehee. Really cool idea well done!!!! xxx xxx

  • 2 tony // Mar 25, 2004 at 12:43 pm

    glad you like it!