That article makes it sound like Google is out to destroy the way that Internet works, while putting more money into their own pockets. I would not put it past Google to do something like this, but it does sound a bit unrealistic.
Google already has way too much money and they are looking for ways to spend it, but many of their recent experiments have failed.
I for one do not hope that they integrate search results with social networking, because most business web site owners really do not care about social networks. Driving people to use social networks in order to improve rankings is just another artificial way to manipulate search results. Just because the young eggheads at Google like social networking is no reason to try to force others to use it.
Originally Posted by julianmackson
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin