5/16/2000

What with the rash of

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:59 am

What with the rash of “last page of the internet” things going around, it was nice to see an actual study on web page connectivity. This study, done by researchers from IBM, Compaq, and Altavista, contradicts the study released last year claiming that any two web pages were separated by at most 19 clicks. Among the interesting result: 46% of all the web pages go nowhere (that’s 700 million “last pages of the internet”) and “about 30% of the unique documents on the web are rubbish.” Weblogs seem to fit squarely in what they called the “giant strongly connected component” — the 30% of web pages that are strongly interconnected and most useful for search engine indexing.

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