The Internet Universe: A Visual Map of the Internet

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Have you ever thought what the internet would like visually? I’ve always pictured it in terms of the clichéd spider web depicting how each site links to the next, but will no doubt be an over-complicated view of the Internet. A team of Russians have put together a map that illustrates each website based on the amount of traffic it receives, along with how closely each website is related.

Note: All data collected is from the end of 2011 and there’s no explanation as to how the algorithm works. There is no definitive measure as to how accurate this map is, so don’t read too much into it. It’s still a fun time-waster.

The site also has a handy search feature that allows you to find sites you browse on a daily basis, provided that they have enough traffic. FoS is unfortunately not on the list, as there wasn’t nearly enough traffic in 2011 to register a hit on a global scale such as this. You can browse the original site at, or you can do a Google Translate from Russian to English.

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