Provocative article over at the Register on Google, Big Daddy and spam.
I’m not sure choking is the right term. While Google, and all search engines, are full of junk content, doesn’t mean they’re returning it for queries.
A curious aspect is the hardware issue. Modern search is largely an infrastructure issue. i.e. in order to run that many queries, and produce results that quickly, and do everything in between, you need a considerable, complex infrastructure in place.
Potential teething problems with a new infrastructure? What have you noticed about recent “updates”?