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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Apropos: Earlier today we were amused by a press release that claimed that had overtaken Google in the size of their document index.

Soon after the release came out, the site was down, perhaps too busy to handle the sudden burst of traffic and load.

In the afternoon, I had an opportunity to poke around. Remember the that provides the search for many of the blogs? It's the same engine, and the 2.1 Billion web pages they claim to have indexed are really the 2.1 billion permalinks (the name anchor) the bloggers so enthusiastically and automatically insert in their blogs. So one page of Winer's Scripting News (who btw is hospitalized, I hear -- "Get well soon Dave") is consided as 100 documents by AllTheWeb ;-- )

While I welcome a new search engine, I am not blown away by AllTheWeb.
Further, they seem to provide deep links to images (unlike Google) in their ImageSearch which prevents display of copyright notices, and is a sure invitation for trouble. Publishers typically frown upon linking only to images.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Monday, June 17, 2002
Last Modified: 1/26/2003

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