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PostSubject: What does the "Internet" look like?   Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:27 pm



http://flowingdata.com/2013/03/15/app-shows-what-the-internet-looks-like/

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In a collaboration between PEER 1 Hosting, Steamclock Software, and Jeff Johnston, the Map of the Internet app provides a picture of what the physical Internet looks like.

Users can view Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, universities and other organizations through two view options — Globe and Network. The app also allows users to generate a trace route between where they are located to a destination node, search for where popular companies and domains are, as well as identify their current location on the map.

I can't say how accurate it is or if the described mechanisms are accurate, but it sure is fun to play with. The view above and a globe are placed a three-dimensional space, and you can zoom and rotate as you please. There's also a time slider, so you can see changes to the Internet over the years.

Get it for free on iTunes.

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PostSubject: Re: What does the "Internet" look like?   Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:20 pm

NEAT! I just installed it.

Near the end of the video it mentioned Google Fiber, which I'd just been reading about the other day and was going to post here. I'll have to see if I can dig it back up.
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