The Misspelling Generator is a browser extension intervening directly within the Google search engine, allowing users to take advantage of the informational grey-zone of misspellings.
A search engine is presented as an objective tool, although it is its underlying code which defines the possible outcomes. An integral part of the Google search engine is the spelling control suggesting alternative words, if it suspects that you have been misspelling your search terms, prompting 'Did you mean:'. However, since the early days of Usenet, misspellings have been used as a way to overcome censorship. By ignoring the suggested corrections, the misspellings can be a gateway to an alternative world.
Using the Misspelling Generator, each query typed into the normal Google search-box will generate misspellings inserted above the results - similar to Google's 'Did you mean', but now with 'Have you tried' instead. When hovering the mouse over the links, you can see the number of search results for each misspelling. Clicking the link will redirect you to the Google page with the results for that specific misspelling.The Misspelling Generator is useful for creating simple cryptography, circumventing specific cases of censorship or in general as a means of accessing the 'grey' side of the internet, which otherwise is isolated by rigid structures of 'corrective' info-culture regimes of search engines like Google.