A Random Walk on the World Wide Web

Maxwell’s Tech Program for Thursday, July 25, 2019

In the early days of the Web, surfing the Web more-or-less meant spending time going from page to page to find information. It was kind of like paging through an encyclopedia following See Also references or how we have had to navigate our collection during the current hack of the system.

Search engines like Google changed that, but it can still be fruitful to surf the old-fashioned way. The trick is to start with a site with a variety of high-quality links. We’ll see how to find such sites. We’ll also see some ways to keep your browser lean and fast so that your surfing doesn’t make you think you’ve returned to the days of the World Wide Wait.