[RC5] d.net project: indexing the web
Matt.Wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Thu Jul 8 14:59:58 EDT 1999
Prompted by the "Distributed Indexing thread on /.:
In a nutshell, current search engines only index about 16% of the total
web. There's simply too much data to sift through from a centralized
computer. Harnessing individual computers to index as they browse
could potentially greatly improve search engine's indices.
I think d.net could help craft a solution to this problem because:
1) (to the best of my knowledge) most well developed distributed
computing network in existence today
2) d.net developers and participants are well aware of privacy
issues, and anything they build in this line will be privacy 'compliant'
3) a proprietary version of this is doomed to failure, nobody will
trust it and it wouldn't get broadly enough used.
What does everybody else think?
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