Webology
n. The study of the content, structure, and interconnections of the World Wide Web.

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"As the world is increasingly coming to appreciate, physical space and cyberspace operate according to different rules. In what they describe as a new science of Webology, computer scientists at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in Silicon Valley recently funneled a large portion of the Web, about 55 million pages (leaving out the pictures), onto 400 billion bytes of disk space. Held in captivity in Palo Alto, this Web in a Box is poked and prodded, studied like a great beast—or, to use the metaphor the researchers prefer, like an ecosystem."
—George Johnson, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Swarm of Insects?; Searching for the Essence of the World Wide Web," The New York Times

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