aristotle - 8:27 pm on Feb 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yes nice post diberry. The other aspect of this is the idea that Google would reward G+ members with higher organic rankings, as if somehow joining G+ suddenly makes your articles higher quality and more relevant. It's just more evidence that Google no longer cares about the value and quality of its organic search results.
P.S. If I see someone's face in the SERPs, what comes to my mind is that this is probably a spammer or wannabe, and I make sure not to click that result.