tedster - 10:32 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yep - some of the major targets Google hoped to clean out were cleaned out. The collateral damage may well be much larger than they thought would happen. If so, this is not going to be the last version of their algorithmic look at content quality. And if, as it seems, this new algo component was in the works for more than a year - then it would be folded, sliced, diced, and remixed in all kinds of ways well into the future.