Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Today we studied the concept of hubs and authorities, as well as the
concept of a steady state. Hubs and authorities can often be seen at
work in the real world. For example in social situations an authority
figure will often have many followers (hubs) which reinforces each
respective members authority and hub status. The general concept of
steady state is any essentially any state which tends to remain
consistent over a period of time. In web IR, this tends to be applied
to graph or matrix structures which can be used to calculate this
state. -Thomas Hayden