Science and Technology : Internet bot

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Robots, as promised ... JenaBee63


    I was close ...


      • [​IMG] Yesterday at 12:47 PM - Clyde C Coger Jr:
        They are like search computers, I think.
      • [​IMG] Yesterday at 12:47 PM - JenaBee63:
        What are robots?
    Internet bot


    An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone. The largest use of bots is in web spidering, in which an automated script fetches, analyses and files information from web servers at many times the speed of a human. Each server can have a file called robots.txt, containing rules for the spidering of that server that the bot is supposed to obey or be removed ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_bot


    What is a Web Robot?
    How to Handle Robots on Your Site and Server

    A Web robot is a program that automatically and recursively traverses a Web site retrieving document content and information. The most common types of Web robots are the search engine spiders. These robots visit Web sites and follow the links to add more information to the search engine database.

    Web robots often go by different names. You may hear them called:


      • spiders
      • bots
      • crawlers
    All these terms mean the same thing, but robot is the clearest, because it does not imply that the program is moving through the Web site on its own, but rather is programmed to move systematically through a site ...


    http://webdesign.about.com/od/promotion/a/aa020705.htm


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    Thanks so much for sharing the info.
     
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