ascensions - 1:17 am on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I agree that G should feel the pressure but... how?
Protest. Make noise, write about Google...
Who cares if parasite publishers make a buck on one-day. It's the point of it all. If your greed is so bad, you can't stand a day's worth of self-respecting honor, then what't the point. (Not aimed at anyone personally, I'm just on a rant.)
Google has no customer service, no recourse for their actions EXCEPT financial. I've read James Whittaker's [webmasterworld.com] exit from Google-Zion because of the direction of the company. It's not being made up, there's been a definite shift in the direction of the company, which, rather than being innovative (like the old Google), it's now a company that demands its mistakes be seen as unfailable.
Again, I like Google, I love Google... I just know I don't need ten listings from the same website on the same page. I don't need Google to be patterned to love the New York Times, and CNN. I KNOW where those websites are on the web. I need a Google that will connect me with the rare, the unusual, the information that can't be found on tv, a library, or via obvious web-search. Search should not reflect Apple's "pretty little box", it should reflect the unexpected. It should give voice to innovation, to invention. (That's what Apple really is about.) It should not only empower those who search, but empower humanity through search. THAT is what Google always was. Sure it wasn't perfect, but denying a voice, by burning our chance to compete against million dollar companies, by doing what they've done with Panda is nothing short of censorship. Panda could have been amazing. I 100% agree with improving the web, the problem is it nailed too many sites that didn't deserve it, and rather than turning back the dials till things could be perfected, they merely continue to scream from the Google Plex "Don't look behind the curtain, I am the great and powerful Oz."