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Nofollow Monstrosity

September 18th, 2007 — 5:48pm

(for people who don’t know, ‘nofollow’ is a word inside a link telling search engine not to give any credit to that link. why would anyone use it? to discourage spam.)

Many people wrote about this topic, but I want to focus on something that others did not dedicate enough attention to.

People increasingly use social sites, and sites that are built by user contributions. There are so many great things that resulted from this (one of my favorite reference sources is Wikipedia which is built by millions of users). However, there are some serious consequences caused by the introduction of ‘nofollow’ that many people are not aware of.

  1. Internet is rapidly going thru a PageRank concentration process (equivalent to real world capitalization where few people own most capital). Continue reading »

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