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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2010)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Aug. 31, 2010 to Sept. 3, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4191-4
pp: 160-163
In the modern society, each one is highly affected by the Internet from fundamentally living necessities to scientific developing. Surfing the Internet has become part of our life. Based on a database recording the timing of the Internet accessing for an educational institution, we present the distributions of the time intervals in Internet surfing and single website visiting. The time interval distributions follow a power law with different exponents from user to user, which is different from the universality class with characteristic exponent 1. Actually, both the single website accessing by the grouped users and the web browsing by a single use have power-law time interval distributions with exponents ranging from 2 to 3. The results in this paper give rise to a question to the mainstream hypothesis of universality classes. Whether the time interval of access Internet exist the universality class, if it exits, what is the exponential on earth? We believe this work could provide some insights of the latent mechanism of human dynamics.
Human dynamics, Web browsing, Time interval distribution, Universality classes

Z. Liu, N. Zhang, J. Li and G. Zhao, "A Case Investigation on the Scaling Behaviors in Web Browsing," 2010 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence-Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), Toronto, ON, 2010, pp. 160-163.
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