An unofficial blog that watches Google's attempts to move your operating system online since 2005. Not affiliated with Google.

Send your tips to

July 30, 2016

Google Image Labeler Is Back

Google Image Labeler used to be a game that helped Google categorize images and improve image search. It was launched in 2006 and discontinued in 2013. Now Image Labeler is back, but it's no longer a game.

If you go to, you'll see this message: "Ready to help Google Image Labeler? Look at a few public images to see if Google is organizing them right."

Then you can pick a category like birds, cats, dancing, concerts, food, cars, mountains, sky. If you use this URL:, you can add your own category (replace "Dogs" in the address bar with something different like Rainbows, Stairs or Moon).

Google shows Creative Commons images from Flickr categorized by Google's algorithms. You only need to answer to questions like "Does this image contain dancing?".