Berto Jongman: Web Sites Connected by 19 Clicks or Less

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The web’s “Kevin Bacon effect” sees sites connected by 19 clicks or less

Like the myth that every Hollywood actor is somehow linked to Kevin Bacon by no more than six people, websites are also limited in how far they are apart.

A Hungarian physicist has found that every website on the internet is connected by 19 clicks or less.

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Like the myth that every working actor is connected somehow to the Hollywood star Kevin Bacon by no more than six people, websites are also limited in how far they are apart.

Smithsonian reported that the findings by Albert-László Barabási were based on a computer model that mapped out 14 billion websites with about one trillion pages (see image).

Most of those pages are ill-connected according to the research.

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Phi Beta Iota:  Google has been willfully oblivious to both the deep web (Google and other search engines scratch barely 2% of what is actually online) at the same time that all eight tribes of intelligence have been terribly immature about developing both human and online tradecraft including sense-making.  The craft of intelligence begins its third era now.

See Also:

“The Google Trilogy”. Stephen E. Arnold’s three monographs, said Harry Collier, Managing Director, Infonortics in Tetbury, Glos.:

The first volume — The Google Legacy — concentrated on an overview of Google and of its technology. The second volume — Google Version 2.0 — drilled down into Google’s technology as revealed or suggested by its patents. The third and final volume — Google: The Digital Gutenberg — looked in depth at Google’s potential outside of its classic and traditional search origins.

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