Reno - 7:14 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
So, the MAYDAY update combined with the Jazz interface changed the flow of traffic on the web significantly, IMHO. And that is fine - it is still their site.
It is their site and their patents and their domain, but again I must shout from the rooftop, they built that site with OUR CONTENT. Does that mean they "owe" us anything? Only a fair shake, since we have never charged them a penny. Can you imagine how much extra income we would all have if Google paid US one cent for every clickthrough?
It is my contention that it's not a fair shake when they use our content as their reason-for-being, then direct visitors to THEIR income source. Obviously some people here don't mind that, but I find it unsettling.
But here's the good news for me -- I leave tomorrow for 3 weeks of camping in the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, so NO GOOGLE in my life and I have no doubts I'll be a happier person for it.