coachm - 3:44 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Play_Bach (I think I just got the wordplay in your name).
It's the trend that concerns me, I think, rather than the specifics of today. I'm sure I'll have a brighter and more accurate take on this in a few days.
It still comes down to whether we are continuing to encourage mediocrity, what that means, and whether the increased "social" emphasis (which is hardly social in any real sense) is encouraging quality content creation.
When Google started Adsense, it clearly stated its vision to encourage the creation of good quality content, a noble undertaking that they did, in fact, contribute to. For a while.
Then they screwed it up by removing all barriers to attain the money pot, thus encouraging millions of completely useless websites. Add Blogger as another example.
We will see what happens. Of course we won't know about why things happen due to the Google and Bing black box. That's yet another issue, making business into an Internet crapshoot.