outland88 - 9:37 pm on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Not every site on the web took a hit so why did some and not others?
My theory is Google engages in more testing than people imagine. The testing gives the impression to me that many times they go "whoops" that certainly doesn't work and just come to a halt with it. Meanwhile they don't give any thoughts to the damage that might have done and just scurry on to the next project without undoing the damage. I particularly get this impression in the past 4-5 months. Personally I would imagine with a workforce as educated and as diverse as Google's and operating in impoverished areas such as India it is almost impossible to reign in the individual schemes within that company.