Link: “We spent six years scouring billions of links, and found the web is both expanding and shrinking”

Original post found at: https://theconversation.com/we-spent-six-years-scouring-billions-of-links-and-found-the-web-is-both-expanding-and-shrinking-159215

A decade ago, there was a much greater variety of domains within links posted by users of Reddit, with more than 20 different domains for every 100 random links users posted. Now there are only about five different domains for every 100 links posted.

Not only that, but they also found that 40% of domains created in 2006 were still active five years later, but only 3% of domains created in 2015 have survived till today.

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