Lenny2 - 4:47 am on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Zerillos - it makes sense to me. I'm in agreement with you for the most part... with the special caveat: By saying the above we are saying that Google is getting very advanced in their algorithm... I personally wouldn't give them that much credibility...
My opinion is that it is probably a much simpler problem. That they are far from being able to pin point contextual meaning via a few snippets of user behavior.
I personally fluctuate between giving Google that kind of cred, but it is too similar to the feeling of: watching a science fiction movie about aliens that are playing chess and the pieces are you and me... and saying, "because I don't understand how I feel at this moment... some alien must be controlling my body on this chess board... it's the only reasonable explanation to the unknown in life... I've exhausted every other feasible explanation... Aliens are playing chess."
Zerillos, I bet that even though this forum is FULL of Google LOVERS (like you and me) we'll find more people agree with me... that Google doesn't know what the #*$! they have gotten themselves into and that all this talk about them being in control is complete PR (and I don't mean Page #*$!ing Rank.)
So whats the vote out there guys and gals? Who thinks it's a complicated well run algorithm that is taking in many different layers of complex AI and customer intentions to come up with the results they have today (Panda)... and who thinks that Panda is simpler problem of just a couple signals that need to be fixed to get back into the otherwise relatively simple mathematical good side of Googles algorithm?
At this moment I'm +1 for Google is in over their head and Panda is relatively simple.... And probably an overall mistake (so far) by the best search engine the world has seen.
Someone change my mind please!