Pfui - 2:13 am on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the info, matrix! Erm... But I don't see where that blog entry states GoogleProducer is related to Google Currents.
Thing is, until G explains what any new bot does to my content, what G will do to my content -- reformat it? massage it? strip it? regurgitate it? republish it? -- that bot gets redirected.
For example, I wonder just whose "content" G means when they say "our content"...
"Today [12-08-11] we’re expanding our content offering with the introduction of Google Currents, a new [mixed-mobile] application..." [googlemobile.blogspot.com...]
Aside: I also wonder what happened to "Googlebot-Mobile" that "crawls pages for our mobile index"? (Source: GWT/Site config/Crawler access/Test robots.txt) At least that bot reads and heeds robots.txt. Whereas, even if it turns out to be Google Currents-related, GoogleProducer does neither.