Monday, May 21, 2007

Hubs

Within a network, a hub is an interesting phenomenon. A hub could be defined as a node that is important to the network because of its number of connections. In a social network, a hub would be an important person. Within an infrastructure network, a hub could be an airport.


[Hub: Congonhas Airport, São Paulo]

Within the physical structure of the Internet, a hub is a server.



[Hub: Google servers]

And to the flow of information on the Internet, search engines are hubs as they connect the users to the information they need. Like Google.

[Hub: Google Search Engine]

In the physical world, Google would be a metropolis like Tokyo or São Paulo.

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