Case-Sensitive Search in Google

Doing an ego-search today, I was struck by how many ways people refer to this site:

  • Camworld
  • CamWorld
  • camworld

I realize that I’m somewhat at fault for this inconsistency because over the years I’ve referred to it myself using all of the above at different times of this weblog’s lifespan.

This realization led me to Google’s advanced search where I was surprised to discover that they did not offer a case-sensitive search option. Is it simply an oversight?

What search engines do offer this feature and should they? Can you think of scenarios where searching for a word that is capitalized (or not) would provide better results than by treating all text as case-insensitive?

Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 9, 2003 06:35 PM

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