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Blacksurfing is surfing the Web using an inverted palette, with white text on a black body. Shifting a high traffic website, like Google, from a white background to a black background can save substantial energy. An all-white web page uses about 74 watt s to display on a CRT monitor as compared to an all-black page that uses only 59 watts. Blackle, an energy-saving search engine that uses Google's custom search, is an example of this practice put into use.

You can select options for background and text colors the Internet options for your browser .

This was last updated in April 2008
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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