By shadowing or removing links from the most vibrant areas of the sharing ecosystem on the internet, Facebook is rotating the most monetizable market share away from the link economy where Google wins to the private social sharing economy where Facebook wins. The internet chess match has been set for us. Everything Google does is to expand the internet pie - the more links out there, the larger the internet, the more they can monetize from their dominant position in search. Everything Facebook is doing is to reduce the internet pie - the more links they can remove from the open internet and rotate into their private platform, the more they can monetize from their dominant position as a walled garden.
Well said. As a user, can I have my Internet Pie and eat it too?