tantalus - 1:23 pm on Sep 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Spin no. I know alot of people who find it difficult to believe, but the bbc has never wavered from its impartiality and honesty in its ninety odd years of existence.
There is a duality or spin if you like that is inherent in the BBC philosophy/value system, because they know unequivocally that by "doing the right thing" they can only enhance and serve their own best interests too, and so it easy for them to do.
The reason I posted is that I sense alot of the frustration that people have of Google (myself included) comes from the sense that Google is abusing it's position of power, that was so freely given to them, and I gave the quote as an hands on example of a large organisation, who is mindful of its position, and mindful of others around.
There was a time when I thought Google (before adwords) did have the best of intentions, riding the wave of that hybrid of technology and hippy values that was the earlier internet, but I don't think that now.
I don't trust Google. I do however trust the BBC.
The reason I made the "hands up" remark is that we all have personal responsibility, and unlike tedster, when I have had irrelevant traffic my thoughts haven't gone any futher from "why the hell is google sending me this traffic, oh well I'm sure it can't hurt"
So maybe ethical SEO should be talked about, it sure would make change.