A Free Database of the Entire Web May Spawn the Next Google

Tom Simonite, Brightspace Blog, Jan 25, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

You just know that someone is going to decide that this is illegal (even though Google and Internet Archive and who know who else has been doing it for years): "A nonprofit called Common Crawl is now using its own web crawler and making a giant copy of the web that it makes accessible to anyone." The thrust of this MIT article is that the new data may spawn the next Google search. That would be a good thing.

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