yaix2 - 4:59 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
All this AdSense discussion makes absolutely no sense. Large and reputable newspapers use AdSense, some of the best specialized online publications use AdSense. We could as well discuss banning public transport because thieves make take a bus occasionally. AdSense can not be any sort of ranking factor.
The huge problem with low quality content farms is that they often offer precisely what people want. Very simplistic content, condensed into three lines of easy-to-read text that is separated into very short sentences for even the slowest brain to digest. Look at TV! Soap operas, reality shows, and "infotainment" news that stuff complex world politics into a 30 second trailer, not mentioning any of the really important aspects. Nobody cares, those news shows are hugely successful.
The web will eventually end up there. Demand Media is only the beginning and even Google can not stop that. The "masses" want easy explanations and quick, superficial stuff.
I hope I'm wrong, though.