courier - 7:58 pm on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
What I would like find out is what all the different affiliate networks thoughts are on how to handle such an attack on their publishers. There is bound to be a few worried networks around at the moment.
As Planet13 said affiliates do give something to the net, from reviews to price comparison the public are treated to a wealth of information from diferent sites and diferent perspectives.
Google may want to take this over, and they probably could, but will there be they be able to give all the independent views that there has been on the web in the so far.