walkman - 11:21 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: goodroi at 7:06 pm (utc) on Sep 23, 2011]
CLAIM: “Google’s tactics foreclose the ability of other sites to compete on the merits and to achieve the scale necessary to succeed. Without search traffic and the resulting revenues, these sites are unable to deliver innovative content and better services to consumers.”
RESPONSE: Google was built for users, not websites, and Google doesn’t “owe” traffic to any website any more than the Drudge Report “owes” links to the New York Times or the Washington Post. The fundamental openness of the Internet means that any site with a strong offering can find users.
[edit reason] Let's keep this discussion professional [/edit]
[edited by: goodroi at 7:06 pm (utc) on Sep 23, 2011]