Archive for October, 2004

Stumble your way around the web

Friday, October 1st, 2004

Of course the web has never had an index and everyone knows that the only way to find interesting stuff on the ‘net is to search at a search engine.

But in practice there have always been other options. In the early days of the web, sites offering a “random link” were pretty common - a click on the link would land you anywhere on the known web, which was a pretty good way of finding interesting sites. But as both the web and its inhabitants mulitiplied so did the range of subjects hosted online and the untargetted random link lost its attraction - the chances of landing somewhere interesting to you was limited. (more…)