• daveintheuk

    Beats creating real content, eh Google!

    It is amusing to watch Google turning itself into a content publisher (well, of sorts!) and watching them go through all the desperate measures us publishers have been through – thin auto generated content (“Knowledge” graph), opening links in new windows to make it look like people are on the site longer (Google+) etc. Re-using UGC anywhere you possibly can is just an extension of that – at least this time it is kind of their content rather than scraped/reused content from elsewhere.

  • Joseph Bloch

    Mine was already set to “off”. Maybe they aren’t doing an opt-out after all?

  • Jon C

    Whatever happened to Google’s “Don’t be evil” motto? lol