SevenCubed - 5:32 pm on Oct 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
If they are shifting from strings, which in my thought patterns imply depth of quality, to things, which imply single items to simply satisfy consumerism, then it points to something we've all see coming for a while now. They aren't becoming a knowledge engine (as much as they might like for us to believe, to stoke their egos for them) they are becoming a pay-for-inclusion portal.
No amount of SEO is going to overcome it because they will direct the flow of traffic to their own interests. WSO however still has a chance to maintain some good placings in SERPs.