Debut of One Million Page Web Site

Share Article makes its debut this month, featuring 1,000,000 unique web pages.

Two Utah college students launched this month – a web site with 1,000,000 unique pages. Each of the one million pages is a distinct HTML file and contains facts and puzzles like trivia and sudokus. The site features one million anagram puzzles, one half-million sudoku puzzles and a half-million word find puzzles. The site also includes treasure hunts that guide you through some of the million pages with tricky clues.

In hopes of attracting 1,000,000 visitors, each page has a section reserved for a unique personal message. Visitors to the site can choose one of the one million pages to host his/her own message for only $1. Each message is reviewed to ensure that the site remains suitable for all ages and then posted for the world to see. This site offers the potential opportunity to view 1,000,000 different messages from people all around the world.

“It’s different than a blog,” said Jacob Jenne, co-creator of the site, “Each visitor only gets a few lines to say whatever he or she wants to the world. It’ll be interesting to see what everyone writes. I mean, what would you write for everyone to see if you only had a few lines?”

Interesting facts about this site include the following:

  • It took eight days (24 hours a day) to upload all of the files to the host server.
  • Although each page was trimmed as much as possible, the site still occupies almost seven gigabytes of space.
  • It took over 50 hours of processor time to generate all the puzzles and pages on the site including computer programs written in three different programming languages.
  • If you tried to look at all 1,000,000 pages at one page per second for 40 hours a week, you wouldn’t finish seeing them all for almost seven weeks.

Jacob said concerning the site, “You just don’t realize how big a million is until you go to the site and start clicking the ‘next page’ link for a few minutes.”

Nathan Jenne, co-creator, stated, “Something that you don’t see much anymore is online entertainment suitable for all ages. This site is different. There’s something here for everybody.”

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