Apparently, the decision to censor adult content hosted on Blogger has been rescinded. I'm happy that they've come to their senses, but I'm still uneasy about the implications of the events of the last week. I wonder if the core philosophy has changed, or if Google simply recognized the loss of revenue. Do they still look at us as undesirable? Is our content any less legitimate than some sports fan? Or a political nutjob spouting conspiracy theories? I think it's clear that Google thinks so.
So what follows is a simple question: how long will it be until they try this sort of thing again?
Moreover, do we want to associate with such a bigoted, closed-minded company? I've already stopped using Google as my search engine of choice. Sure, it's not terribly impactful, but that's my version of taking a stand.
So I'm torn. Do I keep this blog going? Or do I migrate to WordPress as planned, and give up the search engine optimization, the links, and the ease of use to make a point? My knee jerk reaction is to say, "Fuck Google!" and move on. But knee jerk reactions don't always result in the most prudent course of action.
Anyway - what do you guys think? I'll put up a poll, but feel free to let me know in the comments section.
In the meantime, here's today's caption:
Also, remember that the other blog is still being updated (in case I decided to go with my gut instinct). You can find it at The Feminization Station WordPress .