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Semi-protected edit request on 12 April 2018[edit]

Please remove {{Too long|date=March 2018}} at line 2 as the article is not that long, compared to other high-profile pages. It has already been appropriately split into sub-articles, so this template is not of much use. Besides, less than 1 percent of our readers edit, so why bother them with templates they don't understand and clog up the article? This would be a bit of a WP:BOLD edit, but still, I think it would make the article better. Thank you. (talk) 13:30, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

 Done mainly because the tag was a drive-by tag, i.e., the user that added it didn't discuss it here on the talk page and it was also that user's only contribution to this article. I would not object to the tag being re-added if accompanied by a proper discussion here on the talk page. —KuyaBriBriTalk 13:44, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Category "Public Service" ? "Media" ?[edit]

Firemen, Police, ... "Provided by the government". If the Internet is not a public service that category should be deleted.

The internet is a transport scheme; it neither adds, deletes nor modifies items transmitted. Hence it has some impact on media and those categories should be deleted. (talk) 16:23, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 July 2018[edit] (talk) 12:02, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. --Danski454 (talk) 12:32, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 September 2018[edit]

Binary update (talk) 04:06, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Saucy[talkcontribs] 04:21, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Empirical evidence that hypertext link network is scale-free[edit]

According to the other wikipedia page on scale-free networks, a network is said to be scale-free if its degree distribution obeys a power law asymptotically, that is, for a large number of nodes. The cited source by Barabasi et al does not itself give empirical verification that the hypertext link network is in fact scale-free, but actually cites other sources to get the power law exponent. I did not check the citations given in Barabasi et al to see if they did this empirical verification. My concern comes from a paper by Amaral LAN, Scala A, Barthelemy M, Stanley HE (2000). "Classes of small-world networks". PNAS. 97 (21): 11149–52. where they studied several networks and found that in practice though a network may have degree distribution obeys a power law for a moderate number of nodes, the power law becomes truncated into exponential decay when the number of nodes is large, thus no being scale-free, at least according to the asymptotic definition given on the other wikipedia page. Barabasi et al themselves write that "even for those networks for which [their degree dstribution] has an exponential tail, the degree distribution significantly deviates from a Poisson distribution" (p. 71), which worries me since the definition of scale-free in wikipedia of obeying a power law is asymptotic for a large number of nodes.

So the point is that, could a more direct reference to a line number or page number or a reference cited from Barabasi that shows that the degree distribution of both the Internet IP routing structure and hypertext links network of the World Wide Web in fact obey a power-law for large number of nodes? DesolateReality (talk) 10:16, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Statistics on 4G access not found[edit]

I went to the webapge [] on GSMA but could not find the said statistics. For instance, at [1] p. 8, it is written that the number of unique mobile subscribers in the whole world in 2016 is 4.8 billion, which is 4.8 billion/7.455 billion = 64% of the then world population. So it appears very unlikely that "as of 2016, almost 60% of the world population had access to a 4G. . . network", as written in the wikipedia article.

Could you please provide the direct statistics from the GSMA website? DesolateReality (talk) 06:19, 4 December 2018 (UTC)