Date Added: Jan 2011
The rapid growth of the Internet over the last decade has been startling. However, efforts to track its growth have often fallen afoul of bad data - for instance, how much traffic does the Internet now carry? The problem is not that the data is technically hard to obtain, or that it does not exist, but rather that the data is not shared. Obtaining an overall picture requires data from multiple sources, few of whom are open to sharing such data, either because it violates privacy legislation, or exposes business secrets. Likewise, detection of global Internet health problems is hampered by a lack of data sharing.