On 10/09/2011, at 23:04, emijrp <emijrp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The interesting thing here is, 4.8M unique red links
in 2009, and unique
5.6M red links in 2011. *The more articles are created, the more articles
Along those lines, I recall seeing (at least three years ago) some research that
said the proportion of redlinks was remaining stable even as the number of articles grew.
They hypothesised that if the proportion decreased then that would imply that we would
eventually stop and "finish" the encyclopedia. And on the other hand if the
proportion of redlinks increased that it would imply that the project would eventually
decay through too much entropy. Instead of the two extremes the research said that, a bit
like goldilocks, the growth was "just right" and could continue indefinitely.
Does anyone else remember this research or it's name/author?
Peace, love & metadata