DirigoDev - 4:10 am on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
After watching more than an hour of the senate meeting I'm more convinced than ever that Google and their elite group of Ph.D's think that they can own the web. They're doing it because they think that they are smarter. Such arrogance.
Google is mounting an insurrection against private websites. Panda is part of that movement. Yelp has a legitimate complaint. Google's aim is to replace external websites with Google answers under the guise of providing "better" and "faster" results. Why should a user need to leave Google when Google has the best answers? Why should a local business engage with a third party to build a website when Google has places? If Google can keep users on their sites they make more money.
Bad for us. Good for them. The Fed won't stop them. It will be us webmasters.