What's the Best Visualization of the Internet You've Ever Seen?

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All the cables and servers that make up the internet may be actual, physical things, but the data they send zipping all over the world is a bit harder to put into perspective. Many have tried—quite a few have failed—but every once in a while, creativity and genius combine to form the perfect picture of the internet kingdom.

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XKCD has had several impressive attempts at visualizing the internet using the online communities you see above and the map based on IP address below.

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Or perhaps the more straightforward map of submarine data cables is more your speed.

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So head on down below and tell us, what's the best visualization of the internet you have ever seen?

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