TypicalSurfer - 3:42 pm on Aug 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would like to know if google did think of the worldwide social effect that this changes are going to imply.
Google is heavy on social engineering so it's obvious they have always been in front of updates semantically painting sites that lost visibility as "spammers" or some other derogatory term. I do believe they understand the social impact of their "updates" otherwise they would use more neutral language.
Of course when main stream starts to catch up with "granny living in car after google junked her doohickey site" type stories we might see a different tone from the spinners in Mountain View.