Surfing the Blogosphere: Optimal Personalized Strategies for Searching the Web

@article{Ioannidis2010SurfingTB,
  title={Surfing the Blogosphere: Optimal Personalized Strategies for Searching the Web},
  author={Stratis Ioannidis and Laurent Massouli{\'e}},
  journal={2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-9}
}
We propose a distributed mechanism for finding websurfing strategies that is inspired by the StumbleUpon recommendation engine. Each day, a websurfer visits a sequence of websites recommended by our mechanism, and selects one that matches her daily interests. We formally show that even with this minimal feedback from the surfer-the selected website-our mechanism finds a websurfing strategy that matches the surfer's interests optimally. The surfer does not need to know-or declare-what her daily… CONTINUE READING

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