posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 12:31 AM
Originally posted by prevenge
Originally posted by evilod
Originally posted by Notadisinfoagent
What are the odds of NSA being next to ATS on it haha O.o
It means a lot of people that visit ATS also visit the NSA site (and/or vice versa, but I'd imagine the majority of the correlation is ATS linking to
NSA). Makes perfect sense really.
no not at all.
linking to NSA - are you freaking kidding me. . enough to form such a bond like that ... lolllllzzz
there's more links to wikipedia and youtube and they're nowhere to be seen around ats on the map.. by your reasoning there would have to be more
links to wiki and youtube ... like every other post would have to have a url hyperlink to somethign of relevance on the NSA site.
It's not my reasoning. The creator of this map spells it out in the About section.
Do you know how many sites have people going to/from Youtube and Wikipedia? When you consider that, you'll realize there is no special relevance
between ATS and Youtube and Wikipedia. Simply, there's not a significant amount of traffic from Youtube or Wiki to ATS, and ATS is relatively not a
big driver, from those 2 sites' points of view.
Of course, one would need to be intimately familiar with the actual algorithms to know for sure, but from the high level explanation on the Internet
Map site, this is how I would explain it: (I am making some reasonable assumptions of traffic flow.)
Minor ATS traffic to NSA + Minor NSA traffic to ATS = Reciprocal traffic, strong correlation
Major ATS traffic to Youtube/Wiki + No significant Youtube/Wiki traffic to ATS = Not reciprocal, not a strong correlation
Remember, it's important to consider the the traffic from both sites' points of view. 1000 people going from ATS to Youtube via an embedded video is
a significant number... from ATS's perspective. But to Youtube, that is insignificant.
There's also this:
Importantly, clusters on the map are semantically charged, i.e. they join websites together according to their content. For example, a vast
porno cluster can be seen between Brazil and Japan as well as a host of minor clusters uniting websites of the same field or similar purposes.