So the government is focusing on life in Google’s world for the sprawling economic ecosystem of Web sites that depend on their ranking in search results. What is it like to live this way, in a giant’s shadow? The experience of its inhabitants is nuanced and complex, a blend of admiration and fear.
It’s the shadow of the statue we erected — we wanted a great search tool ten years ago and we gave our attention, our market share, and here’s what we suffer with. It’s sad, but even the most beautiful statues, if they are tall enough, can block out the sun.