Monday, July 30, 2007

Are these the chemical elements of the web?

Are Yahoo and Wikipedia really the Hydrogen and Helium of the World Wide Web? And is Fark the rutherfordium?

They sure are, according to this Periodic Table of the Internet.

It's a nice idea and I can sort of see the logic behind it. But I can't help thinking Google should be up there with Wikipedia at the top. I'm also a bit sad that NewScientist didn't make the table, especially since we're one of the most linked-to sites on the web. How about making us the equivalent of something like Mendelevium guys? Can anyone see any other glaring omissions?

Will Knight, online technology editor

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