How the Web1.0 fails

How the Web1.0 fails: The mismatch between hyperlinks and user-flow

Lingfei Wu
PhD Scholar
Web Mining Lab, Department of Media & Communication
City University of Hong Kong

The mismatches between ‘top-down’ systems and ‘bottom-up’ patterns exist widely in human society. People bothered by the problem include Walter Burley Griffin, M. S. Gorbachev, and Tim Berners-Lee. In this presentation, I shall show the mismatch between ‘top-down’ system (hyperlink web composed of the top 1000 websites in the world) and ‘bottom-up’ patterns (user-flow on the hyperlink web) in the virtual world. Moreover, I shall discuss how the ‘survival of the fittest’ in the virtual world leads to the evolution of the WWW from web 1.0 to web 2.0.

Hai Liang will also be presenting in this seminar on the topic, ‘The Structure of Public Expression and Issue Rise: Participation Heterogeneity, Concentration, and Timing in Internet Forums’.

Date & time

Tue 03 May 2011, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Seminar Room A, Coombs Building ANU


Lingfei Wu


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