TheMadScientist - 12:49 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
If so that's a spammers paradise, content like guides and how to-s don't need to be re-written but are often scraped and regurgitated and worse - mashed up.
This is where QDF (query determines freshness) comes in to play, and my guess is the blogspot is as much PR as anything... I think one of the things we should keep in mind is Google is probably working with a 5+ year plan, not a 'right now', short-sighted, 'but it's not giving perfect results today' idea.
My guess is they will need to make some adjustments to what they are doing and ranking with the new pages available to be scored, and will probably do so as they have in the past. Even Florida was not the end of Google, and somehow, I think neither will be the new additions to the algo, nor the faster indexing and storage system (Caffeine).
IOW: I think time plays a key role in the situation, and when they can make a '5+ year' implementation by taking what may look like a step back for a few months I think from a business perspective they would be silly not to.