Reno - 11:46 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Reno at 11:48 pm (utc) on Mar 13, 2010]
I don't see them backing off either, nor do I think it is an unworthy goal. I'm just wondering if the noise factor is getting out of hand, and if so, is it worthwhile to consider a new way of presentation?
And yes, giving the user the opportunity to select this "personalized" approach is good, as opposed to everyone getting it by default.
There was a time when the SERPs were entirely made up of the "old web", but now, there's at least 4 sources (and I forgot to mention "News", so that makes 5), and who knows how many more the future may bring. So at what point is it all just simply too much when its all mixed in together? For me at least, it's already there, and if I could select segmentation, I would.
[edited by: Reno at 11:48 pm (utc) on Mar 13, 2010]