How The Internet Works

In 1996, the theoretical physicist Per Bak published a book titled “How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality,”. That title was the inspiration for a paper thatĀ Caitlin KeaneĀ and I authored together regarding power law distributions and their prevalence among internet based entities.

Essentially, this paper argues that power law distributions occur when interconnectivity becomes more and more present. The internet is perhaps the epitome of interconnectivity, and we explore and survey how blogs, search engines, social networking sites, news sites, etc exhibit power law distributions. Enjoy.

How The Internet Works-condensed

  1. No comments yet.
(will not be published)