Phi Beta Iota: Above is our title. We continue to be dismayed by the lack of ethics and the predatory pervasiveness of Google manipulation of search results depending on the degree to which it is paid in cash or information. Google is corrupt. Google is corrupting everything it touches.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 11:40 AM PST
The article on c/net titled WordPress Folds in Google Plus For Authentication, Comments offers insight into the new changes. Justin Shreve from WordPress described the benefits of the deal as increasing the verification of ones’ posts by creating an “official connection” between the Google Plus Profile and WordPress.com content that is being generated.
The article explains:
“WordPress, the widely used blogging system, has built in Google+ technology that will let publishers use the service for authentication, comments, and sharing.
The deal, announced Monday, spreads Google’s influence into a Web site that’s very widely used for blogs and other self-publishing needs. Even as it elevates the profile of Google’s social-networking technology, though, it also lowers barriers between Google+ and other parts of the Web. “
There’s nothing like forcing an agenda, but both companies seem to benefit from this deal, with WordPress users able to send their content to Google Plus with a feature called publicize, as well as receive a more prominent position in search results. Google will gain more information about its users from the pages created, improving search result accuracy. Furthermore, WordPress users will now be able to embed onto their WordPress sites what they have published on Google Plus.
Chelsea Kerwin, November 24, 2013