coachm - 3:53 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
I agree that both Google and Bing need to do something to retain quality. But I think quality and popularity can coexist
That's the key question. I think they should be kept separate. Related, I've always felt that blogged content, which I've always found to be inferior (on average) to "website" content should never be included in SERPS, and that it should have its own "space", so people who want to read blogs can do that, and people who don't can filter them out.
Maybe they should start. As web developers, most of us don't like jumping onto bandwagons, or scrambling to adjust site design and code. We don't like chasing the latest fads, many of which we just want to disappear. There is a certain comfort in reminiscing about the old days, and celebrating "what used to be."
First, about the "maybe they should". Let me ask you something. Do you want elite medical staff to be tweeting, or would you prefer they be doing research and saving lives?
Do you want the leading producers of knowledge about business, social sciences and the sciences HAVING to tweet and be Liked to have their ideas "go viral"?
Do you want Jarrod Lanier to write his next book or perhaps you'd like him to spend his days tweeting?
As for the "good old days", I'll tell you that I partially built my business based on faxing newsletters to readers, and I sure as hell don't pine for the good old days.
I AM using social media, but it's a fairly mind numbing experience (which is why I'm HERE because its NOT).
Do you want me, and those that are way smarter than I in business, management, finance to contribute their ideas, or to spend their days trying to get their ideas "buzzed"?