Map of the Internet 2021
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I mean, the dedication and commitment to start, let alone finish, such a mammoth project cannot be exaggerated.
Absolutely has to be a labour of love.
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Below is an extract from Martin’s website:
After a better part of a year of work, I am excited to show you a brand new Map of the Internet, up to date for the year 2021.
Inspired by design of historical maps, this project aims to concisely, but still comprehensively visualize the current state of the World Wide Web, and document the largest and most popular websites over the period of 2020-2021, along with their countless aspects and features.
Compared to any previous iteration of the Map of the Internet, this new version is many times more detailed and informative. It includes several thousand of some of the most popular websites, represented as distinct “countries”, which are grouped together with others of similar type or category, forming dozens of distinct clusters, regions and continents that stretch throughout the map, such as “news sites”, “search engines”, “social networks”, “e-commerce”, “adult entertainment”, “file sharing”, “software companies” and so much more. In the center of it all can be found ISPs and web browsers, which form the core and backbone of the internet as we know it, while the far south is the domain of the mysterious “dark web”.Halcyon Maps