walkman - 3:12 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: walkman at 3:12 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2011]
With this, Google has hurt a lot of people with many twitter followers. Google relied on quite a few of those useful idiots to ridicule and shut up those hit by Panda, but now they the useful idiots (or plain idiots) realize that feeding the alligator hoping it eats you last isn't such a good strategy. Their business is in jeopardy and now they will wake up.
Google loves black boxes because they can easily be manipulated: you don't know what you rank for at all so can't ask questions about declining clicks or bad non-converting clicks. Larry the visionary strikes again, I'm sure this will be one of those 'Google innovations' mentioned in a future Steven Levy book.
[edited by: walkman at 3:12 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2011]