There is only one thing in common about Google right now HYPOCRISY. After seen how they have been handling the SERP and deindexing sites at random they are acting like a team that is loosing on the last second of the game.
Google you are NOT and will never be Facebook, Sorry! Do not copy or scrape our favorite social network. You are the one telling webmasters do not copy other sites content and make your site stand out! The stop chasing Facebook, You are not or will never be Facebook!
Another lie is Original Content. This is my favorite of all. I have tested multiple times IT DOES NOT MATTER. Lets do a search for the keyword news. Google News is second above all the major news network in the planet. TELL ME CUTTS WHAT ORIGINAL CONTENT IS DISPLAYED AT GOOOGLE NEWS? NONE, ZERO, NADA. Lets go and search for the keyword finance. First in the SERP Google Finance. AGAIN TELL ME CUTTS WHAT ORIGINAL CONTENT IS DISPLAYED OR PRODUCED BY GOOGLE! None, Nada, Zero. So how can you tell me that content is the holly grail of ranking in Google when your company is not doing it?
Google scrape news, articles, etc and then sell it to the clients. Google copied web browsers Chrome and paid bloggers for links! Google copied Facebook with Google +! What I call a failure plus!
The fact of the matter is that now you are trying to punish webmasters for marketing. WHY? It is not marketing buying an ad on TV? Why it is bad to get links to our sites?
Sorry but it seems that Google is loosing its mind. The CEO is lost and focus on the stock and not its product. I have compared Bing to Google for most search terms and I can say that Bing produce and give me the answer that I have been looking.