Have you ever stopped to consider the vast reach of Google's tentacles? On any given day, I search the Internet using Google Inc.'s search engine; I email using Google Inc.'s email service; I write and disseminate radical political articles using Google Inc.'s blog product; I check the weather using my personalized Google Inc. homepage. Right now, I'm even playing a game of Google chess with a friend.
I don't think this is necessarily worth raising a stink over. (In other words... Dear Google Gods, Please don't smash my blog.) I'm not aware of any Googleopoly horror stories--probably just because I haven't looked. But Google is a corporation. It's not your friend, even if you've heard of their magical campus where all the workers are enlightened hipsters. Eventually--if it's not already--Google is going to be a problem.
In the meantime, you can now use another one of their products to search for your favorite BTM posts! Woohoo! (I like this oldie.)