I read this article in the BBC news this morning about a ‘tycoon’ called Brian Souter who was annoyed that his site wasn’t showing up on Google search results. This quote in particular caught my eye:

“It’s not Google’s place to decide which sites we can see and those we can’t,” said Sir Brian in a statement.

Actually, Sir Brian, it’s their website so they can do what they like. You don’t have to use Google, it’s not a public service and it’s not accountable to you.