Internet Map: a Map… of the Internet!
The whole Internet
Curious to know the position in matter of popularity and traffic of your website? Ruslan Enikeev has a nice tool for you: the Internet Map!
Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other.
How many websites are in this map?
The map of the Internet is a photo shot of the global network as of end of 2011. It encompasses over 350 thousand websites from 196 countries and all domain zones. Information about more than 2 million links between the websites has joined some of them together into topical clusters.
Just for fun, here is the position of OpenGL.org and Geeks3D.com:
The big ones
Geeks3D.com, a satellite of Stackoverflow
OpenGL.org, another satellite of Stackoverflow…