HuskyPup - 3:25 pm on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yet miraculously they'll report increased earnings and profits ... They only want us so that they can squeeze us as far as they possibly can, heck, when was the last time we knowingly had anyone here from Google?
Answer - July 24, 2008 - That's right, coming up to its 5th anniversary.
My feelings are that whereas some members quite rightly view Google as one of their major competitors these days, Google also sees us as their main competition and their problem if/when we start/continue supporting alternative search engines.
If their dominance continues with the knowledge engine and it continues to use my sites for "their" knowledge and if I do not get proportionately recompensed, then they'll find themselves more than blocked from my sites.
Once webmasters start doing that en masse it could be possible to have a very rapid effect on Google's overall business attitude towards us all.
I bet everyone at Facebook are rubbing their hands at that thought ... and on that note I suppose I may have to open a Facebook account ... oh damn!