walkman - 1:23 pm on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
I agree that this is manipulation, they already do it with G Books and these can be shown. A lot more is waaaaayyyyy too convenient for them, especially certain high priced keywords. They want to force us to promote their services by using the power of search. In other terms blackmail: use /promote G+ or...
Google+ will only have 1 or 2 lines of text and a thumbnail from the shared page. Unless the comments on those pages from the fans are of real high quality which I doubt, this is a very poor echo of the original copy.Ranking them high because it is on a google platform and hence automatically qualifies to be an authoritative site, is manipulation.
However, you'll probably be attacked for using non-Google friendly language, just as is not acceptable to call Panda a penalty. Why we can't say that Panda is a penalty? Simply because Google doesn't say it is a penalty, they call it a promotion of other sites.