dusky - 10:04 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
I no longer believe this is only about moving data to new infrastructure, it's also about a major algo change and improvement / deterioration whichever way you think. from the G* blog [googleblog.blogspot.com...]
is a further solid proof as one of the algo changes and additions, long tail is a last option if "short answers" are the first option. The bit at the end
Understanding the web to find short answers and "something different"
is an understanding that whatever is happening now, is a work in progress. Other features are probably in the same boat.
improved answers feature should finish rolling out by the end of the week