Us geeks are all about sharing information, so when a situation arises when someone is preventing its free flow, itâ€™s normal that online geek communities arise. In this case, the problem came in the face of Googleâ€™s farmer update, which was supposed to stop the development of copying websites that simply stole content. On the contrary, the update seems to have killed the traffic for a number of reputed websites that provide this type of service, effectively showing that Google are taking a no-exceptions policy for this.
And if youâ€™ve been following your favorite geek communities closely, youâ€™ve surely seen the uproar this has caused â€“ basically thereâ€™s nobody out there among the techy communities to support the giant on this move. Itâ€™s true, the update did remove a lot of malicious websites from Googleâ€™s search results â€“ but then you look and see that some major directories are gone as well, and what can you think? Certainly nothing positive.
This has been a common problem in the Internet for years now, and the farmer update isnâ€™t the cause, itâ€™s a symptom â€“ those who control the spread of Information and the development of the Internet services usually deem it more appropriate to kill off a majority of legitimate content or users just to deal with the few malicious ones. And itâ€™s a practice that certainly needs to be stopped â€“ sooner or later, itâ€™s going to start affecting us more seriously, and we need to take action before itâ€™s too late!