Friday, April 11, 2003
Some of you may not know what I was referring to about the google dance. Google is a sophisticated complex network spread over a number of different geographic locations, perhaps around 10-15. Although Google refreshes all during the month so it has new content, once a month Google's data undergoes a reorganization and incorporates new sites. During this time, the different geographic locations report different results. This occurs for a few days and is known as the "Google Dance". You can access additional locations by using www1.google.com and others. When the results from those additional sites vary you can tell we've entered the Google dance. There's the big three locations that use digits www2... to identify themselves. In the past, it was variations between 1, 2, and 3 that indicated the dance. Now there's more locations, the variation has first showed up in a more obscure location.