Scientists from IBM Research and other corporate research
labs collaborated to conduct the most intensive research
study of the Web. The
result is the development of the "Bow Tie" Theory. One of
the initial discoveries of this ongoing study shatters the
number one myth about the Web ... in truth, the Web is less
connected than previously thought.
part of the collaboration, the scientists identified four
distinct regions of the Web that contradict current perceptions.
Tie Theory explained the dynamic behavior of the Web, and
yielded insights into the complex organization of the Web.
The discoveries will help computer scientists better understand
the structure of the Internet, and lead to new technologies
and design advances that will speed and simplify e-business.
Study - Graph Structure in the Web
Principles and Methodologies