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Does Size Matter?


thammond – 2008 July 28

In Web

Interesting post from Google, in which they say:

“Recently, even our search engineers stopped in awe about just how big the web is these days — when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a milestone: 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once!”

Puts Crossref’s 32,639,020 unique DOIs into some kind of perspective: 0.0033%. But nonetheless that trace percentage still seems to me to be reasonably large, especially in view of it forming a persistent and curated set.

Update: Talking of Google numbers, pingdom has a post “Map of all Google data center locations” with maps of US, Europe and World locations.

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Last Updated: 2018 March 28 by thammond