Leosghost - 1:36 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think you misssed the point of my post.
No ..because you used the present tense "is" throughout the post with the exception of will ( which was used in a sentence with the word now, which makes it into a sort of "conditional imperative" )..ie; still present tense.
And now eliminating the need for users from actually visiting those websites as they will be fed pre-fetched cached copies.
and that sentence is factually untrue..as they are not "caching the entire page" of anybody who knows what they are doing as a webmaster, and has therefore already blocked them from doing so.
I don't approve of what they are doing at all, I don't approve of many things which they do , but accusing them of something which they are not doing ..or saying "is" and "now" when you mean "may do" or "may be" or "as good as" ( which would still be hyperbole ) actually just gives them a "get out", making inaccurate representations of what they are doing now, plays into their hands..because they can rightfully deny the inaccurate allegations..and then maybe ratchet their way up to "either you let our bots do what they want" and "let us pre fetch..or you will not be indexed"..from there it is but a short step to "our way or the high way"..
However I don't believe they would actually wish to host substantially more sites than they do now as the legal problems with regards to the nature of the content would be too great for them ..particularly outside of the USA..
Plus they hardly need to, as many will embrace the new ( actually as is pointed out "re-cycled pre fetch" ) as fervently as they embrace any other Google tech that will bring them some potential income..as Google have found with adsense, the promise of potential money, catches more vassals than outright appropriation..with the exception of their attitude to copyright, which is pure unlicensed appropriation of the intellectual property of others.
facebook use the other side of the coin, the promise of fame and your very own "wall" of fame, and you can count the number of other would be famous,who look at it..
Each of them has their own flavour of beads and baubles, smoke and mirrors.