The egalitarian effect of search engines

@article{Fortunato2005TheEE,
  title={The egalitarian effect of search engines},
  author={Santo Fortunato and Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Vespignani},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2005},
  volume={abs/cs/0511005}
}
Search engines have become key media for our scientific, economic, and social activities by enabling people to access information on the Web in spite of its size and complexity. On the down side, search engines bias the traffic of users according to their page-ranking strategies, and some have argued that they create a vicious cycle that amplifies the dominance of established and already popular sites. We show that, contrary to these prior claims and our own intuition, the use of search engines… Expand
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