This Beautiful Map of the Internet Is Insanely Detailed

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Visualizing the internet is almost as difficult as ignoring trolls, but that didn't stop Jay Jason Simons from having a damn good try. The result is this beautiful and insanely detailed map.

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Apparently a work-in-progress, the map currently represents a small slice of the internet because, as Simons explains, "otherwise, this map would be unreadable and probably undrawable in an entire lifespan of average human being." You can see a full-size version of the uncropped map by clicking "enlarge" on the image below. Simons explains what you'll then be able to see:

This poster includes one full map of the internet, 4 mini maps showcasing NSA surveillance, most used social networks, most used internet browser, and worldwide internet penetration, list of Alexa Top 500 websites, a quick timeline of the Internet History, top software companies and much more!

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The result is a little hectic, admittedly, but it looks damn pretty. There are, apparently, plenty of in-jokes included on the map, too. Get spotting! [Deviant Art - Thanks, Melanie!]

Illustration for article titled This Beautiful Map of the Internet Is Insanely Detailed

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DISCUSSION

So internet dating sites belong on the same island as porn sites and "internet crime" sites. Interesting. TOR doesn't even get a blip or a reference or anything.

Or is TOR like Middle Earth to this map?