I found an interesting little site via Metroblogging Los Angeles that scours your blog when you plug in your url, looking for dirty words and/or what they’ve deemed to be questionable. It then spits out a movie-style rating G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17, and a couple of words that lead the site to that conclusion.
Alas, thats what the website “What’s My Blog Rated” says about us here at blogging.la with its PG rating. Presumably for a little light violence (it picked up the word “punch” being mentioned 3 time, and “dead” once). Heck, even LAist got a PG-13. The reason? Their page mentions puke and sex. And you’d think LA Observed would get a G. Nope – another PG-13… apparently Kevin Roderick said “death”, “hell”, and, get this, “tit”! [Metblogs LA]
Of course I plugged in “Miss604.com” right away, and it came back with a “G” rating including one instance of the word “limbs”. I then told John the url and he jotted down “audihertz.net/blog” and same thing – a “G” but pointed out such dangerous keywords as “bomb” and “hurt”.
This was too much fun so I decided to check out a few of my daily reads – some are a little surprising.
The Tyee: Rated PG – due to the use of “torture (x1)”
RadioZoom Podcast: Rated G – with “suck (x1)”
Beyond Robson: Rated R – including keywords as “hell (x3) and gay (x1)”
Metroblogging Vancouver: Rated G – including the word “dead (x1)”
MatthewGood.org: Rated G – including two instances of “ass (x2)”
Duane Storey: Rated PG – for “shoot (x7)”
Uncleweed: Rated PG – thanks to “bastard (x2) and dick (x1)”
Gus Greeper: Rated NC-17 taking the cake for multiple instances of – “sh*t (9x), “ass (5x)”, “f*cking (3x)”, “sh*tty (2x)” and “assholes (1x)”. Whoops! There goes my pristine rating!… hehe although that would spice things up a little around here…
It’s kind of amusing for about 2 minutes, but I found out that there are a lot of “clean” sites in Vancouver. Oddly enough, most of them are hockey blogs, go figure.