October 18th, 2009

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Google traffic approaches zero?

One of the never ending points of debate in the NN field, despite the fact that personalizing this in a single company is a rhetorical trick, is the "is Google a parasite" meme. This most recent study argues that Google's 'burden' on the overall network traffic approaches zero. The primary traffic comes from youtube, and Google pretty much uses its own private transport most of the time.

Not sure I buy the argument, but as long as we're going to argue about irrelevancies we should try to be as accurately irrelevant as possible.