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An Update on The Battle for Net Neutrality

  Link: http://online.wsj.com/articles/net-neutrality-heats-up-again-over-mobile-data-1410905961?KEYWORDS=networks   A last month, I wrote a blog post about the current Internet battle over net neutrality. At that time, “Team Internet” was trolling websites and making petitions to end “Team Cable’s” movement to make an open market Internet, where companies can charge more for faster speeds. After a significant battle, Cable […]

Mobile vs. Desktop click-through rates

A recent study done by seoClarity has shown that there are significant differences when analyzing click-through rates versus page ranking positions between mobile and desktop users. Data for click-through rate (CTR) versus page ranking for desktop users are shown in the following figure:   The results follow from what one can logically expect; the highest […]

Availability Cascades

An availability cascade is a variation on the information cascade that we learned about in class. An availability cascade occurs when a relatively simple idea rapidly gains popularity due to its frequency of repetition in public discourse. To state this more simply, “repeat something enough times and it becomes true.” Availability cascades are usually caused […]

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