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Graphing Wikipedia

http://matpalm.com/blog/2011/08/13/wikipedia-philosophy/ Internet webcomic XKCD (http://xkcd.com/903/) proclaimed that by clicking on the first link of any Wikipedia article that is not in parentheses or italics, then repeating, you will eventually wind up at the Wikipedia page for philosophy. The posted article takes the statement made by Randall Munroe and analyzes it by following the “all roads […]

Why people are so impressionable

I have always wondered, how people are so impressionable? Why is it that sometimes we cling to things that seem utterly absurd to others? Network theory may provide an explanation for this kind of behavior. Even within America, there are perceivable differences in cultures from different regions. In a small town in the mid-west, everybody […]

The PageRank of the Future

http://www.stateofsearch.com/how-google-is-pushing-google-in-your-face/ This article discusses how Google is trying to integrate Google+ into their search algorithm by just having +1 buttons on every link. For example, every link would have a +1 button associated with it so it would get real user feedback instead of relying on a PageRank algorithm. However, they are adding this button […]

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