travelin_cat - 6:49 pm on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Wow. Not sure where to even begin with your last post. But I will try.
Here's the thing though, does Google have the legal right to restrict the portal to maintain profit?
Yes it does. It is their business. They do not have to answer to you or anyone else that is not a shareholder.
Our very websites are the tree that now grows money for Google, who makes more than all other sites without content of their own. Somewhere along the line something has gone horribly wrong.
What has gone horribly wrong is people depending on Google for their income when Google is not their parents or their bank.
To fix the wrong regulation needs to be implemented, maintaining a portal to the internet isn't proprietary,
It is in fact proprietary. It is Googles property. People use it to find websites and website owners use it to gain traffic.
I'd like to see being the default search engine as a privilege
What? When did Google become the default search engine of the internet? It may be the most used, but who is granting them that title?
and things like Panda should not be possible without independent review and/or risking that license.
Who will be doing this review? You? Me? The Government? It's their business. They can do as they will. If Panda fails, perhaps so will Google, but you can't regulate them.
The internet is FREE, not a cash cow for Google to milk.
I can't even think of a decent retort to that without becoming insulting.