Reno - 4:05 am on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
MadScientist made this point early on:
the only reason it's over-hyped is because Google insists on displaying the 'Green Pixel Dust' in the stinking toolbar. If they would stop publishing the inaccurate, out-of-date, green idiot lights people would stop talking about it
That strikes me as an asute observation and it begs the question:
Just WHY DOES Google insist on displaying this (so-called) information? Do they believe that the majority of the surfing public is actually taking note of which sites have the most green? I can see no valid reason in 2010 for including that on the toolbar, so am wondering if MC or anyone else has offered an "official" explanation? NOT a justification for Google's use of PR, but rather, why they think it needs to still be on the toolbar for the general public?