But outside of all the news coverage and bloggers acting very upset with Google about it - are Google users all that upset?
As Chris Sherman notes that the "picture isn't so clear." He looks at Google suggestions to see if people are searching on how to cancel their accounts and it appears not.
I checked the the Google Web Search Help forum and there are barely any complaints. Which I find to be a really good indicator if the actual user is upset or not. I actually found a single complaint in the Google Web Search Help forum - that is it.
So are Google searchers really upset? Maybe they aren't fully aware? I would be surprised by that. Google is blasting the news on every page a Google user visits. The news and media are plastering the evil nature of this everywhere. How can they not be aware? Maybe I don't give the Google user enough credit. :)
Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.