"This comedown will be considered a victory for those who called the move a limiting of freedom of expression, with one critic being sex blogger and author Zoe Margolis, who said making blogs private effectively “kills them off”.
In The Guardian after the announcement, Margolis wrote, “Forcing millions of blogs to become private is not just a free-speech issue, or one about making adult content harder to find (Google’s own search tool makes that argument redundant), but boils down to Google sabotaging the integrity of the web – and how it functions – and it is for this reason that we need to oppose this narrow-minded and short-sighted policy.”
I believe we can thank the FCC for their ruling yesterday as well, because (according to an LA Times article) "The new rules prohibit service providers from discriminating against legal content..." And it just so happens that this is legal content:
Google's decision may have been a combination of both. Bottom line is that things will remain status quo - at least for the time being. And I sure thank you all for your support via comments and emails. It really meant a lot to me. I picked up a whole slew of new followers over the past few days. I shall provide a proper Welcome to you all on Monday.
In the meantime, enjoy your weekend! Relax and chill out...