Lenny2 - 11:41 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yup, so far it looks like you are right... didn't plan well enough... Still would like to feel like Google doesn't think that my hand written content is crap (like the blog post implies) and would like to feel as if the years that we were in Googles good graces it was because of the good quality and service we brought to the table... not some foregone algorithmic mistake that they are now just "fixing."
My point, the point that some seem to be missing is not that Google should be blamed for making changes to "their" business model. it's that Google execs should take their heads out of the code for a second and show some compassion. After all, as MANY people has said, this IS NOT the first time that tweaking their algorithm has caused major life changing hardship for many people (albeit at the same time as creating opportunity for others.)
It's not a complicated point. I don't understand why people have so much trouble admitting that Google needs to have a soul. My next post will be a re-written Google blog post with a soul. stay tuned.