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The Twelfth Link: The Fragmented Web

The Robots of the Old World, R2-D2 & C-3PO

 

(from http://www.starwars.com/databank/droid/)

 

 

The contemporary robots travel on the Web and create maps like this.

(from http://www.caida.org/projects/internetatlas/gallery/index.xml)

 

 

Lawrence and Giles' Nature paper demonstrating how small fraction of theWeb the search engines cover.


(from http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/dynapage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v400/n6740/abs/400107a0_fs.html)


 

 Search Engine Watch, a website devoted to tracing the reach of the search engines in their quest to cover an increasing fraction of the Web.
(from www.searchenginewatch.com)

 

 

Andrei Broder from Alta Vista, the lead author of the study focusing on the effects of the WWW's directedness.

(from http://www.vibrio.de/service/altavist/avweb/pfimages/andrei_broder.gif)

 

The Continents of a Directed Networks.

 

 

 

 

Cass Sunstein's Republic.com, in which he argues that the online universeis encouraging segregation and social fragmentation.

 

(from http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_13/b3725058.htm)

 

Gary William Flake, the lead author of the study focusing on communities on the Web.

(from http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/FLAOH/cbnhtml/author.html)

 

 

 

 

Lada Adamic,
the author of the study the communities nucleating aroundthe profile and pro-choice movements on the Web.

(from http://www.hpl.hp.com/shl/people/ladamic/)

 Lawrence Lessig, who in Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace argues that, if left to itself, the "cyberspace will be a perfect tool of control.".

(from http://www.pc-radio.com/otr/code.html)

 

 

  

Brewster Kahle,
who founded the Internet Archives, a non-profit organization that aims to archive as much of the Web as possible, preserving it for future generations.

(from http://www.ictp.trieste.it/~alexv/) 

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