Experiments with an Economic Model of the Worldwide Web
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- Kouroupas G., Koutsoupias E., Papadimitriou C.H., Sideri M. (2005) Experiments with an Economic Model of the Worldwide Web. In: Deng X., Ye Y. (eds) Internet and Network Economics. WINE 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3828. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We present a simple model in which the worldwide web (www) is created by the interaction of selfish agents, namely document authors, users, and search engines. We show experimentally that power law statistics emerge very naturally in this context, and that the efficiency of the system has certain monotonicity properties.
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