perkr writes "The Economist and PhysicsWeb report on a study from Indiana
University claiming that search engines have an egalitarian effect
that gives new pages a greater chance to be discovered, compared to
what would be the case in the absence of search engines. Based on an
analysis of Web traffic and topology, this result contradicts the
widely held 'Googlearchy' hypothesis according to which search engines
amplify the rich-get-richer dynamics of the Web."
It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're
stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm.
-- Dion, noted computer scientist