Nearing The Inversion

How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event “the Inversion.”

3 thoughts on “Nearing The Inversion

  1. John D. Thullen

    No one I think is in my tree
    I mean it must be high or low
    That is you can’t, you know, tune in
    But it’s all right
    That is, I think, the world is completely full of shit.

      1. cleek Post author

        my love of gadgetry and my fear of being hacked tear at me, every time a new shiny internet-connected doodad comes out.

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