More now on the Google+ search controversy. You know, the one where Google is giving their social network higher billing than others (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in their search results. Yes, its a big problem.
Here we have a former Googler pointing out just how much Google has changed to even consider a move like this (link):
When the former Googler worked at Google (through a couple of years ago), doing something like this would have been “unthinkable,” the former Googler says. Realizing that Google is now willing to do it, the former Googler says, was a “sad day.”
And then we have the head honcho basically telling anyone that isn’t on board with this new direction can take a hike (link):
“This is the path we’re headed down – a single unified, ‘beautiful’ product across everything,” Page said, according to PandoDaily. “If you don’t get that, then you should probably work somewhere else.
I’d say that’s a pretty firm line drawn in the sand.
I hope you know what you’re doing, Mr. Page.