Tuesday, August 3, 2010

So what are Robots, Spiders, Web Crawlers, Worms, Ants?

They're all names for the same sort of thing, with slightly different connotations:

the generic name, see above.
same as robots, but sounds cooler in the press.
same as robots, although technically a worm is a replicating program, unlike a robot.
Web crawlers
same as robots, but note WebCrawler is a specific robot
distributed cooperating robots.

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