Google wants to be your Internet

Alexander Harrowell a.harrowell at
Sat Jan 20 21:36:11 UTC 2007

Marshall wrote:
Those sorts of percentages are common in Pareto distributions (AKA

> Zipf's law AKA "the 80-20 rule").
> With the Zipf's exponent typical of web usage and video watching, I
> would predict something closer to
> 10% of the users consuming 50% of the usage, but this estimate is not
> that unrealistic.
> I would predict that these sorts of distributions will continue as
> long as humans are the primary consumers of
> bandwidth.
> Regards
> Marshall

That's until the spambots inherit the world, right?
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