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Map of the Internet 2.0.




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Second version of our flagship project, the Map of the Internet. This is definitely not the final version, incredible amount of websites and software companies are not on the map and will be incorporated in later updates.

Map of the Internet - First of its kind on such a scale, this map aims for succesful compendation of The Internet to scale suitable for standartized online navigation. This project is still underway, new versions of this map will be available in ulterior months.
Due to the immense size of the Net, only a miniscule portion of it was chosen to represent it on the map.  Otherwise, this map would be unreadable and probably undrawable in entire lifespan of average human being.
This poster includes one full map of the internet, 4 minimaps showcasing NSA surveillance, most used social networks, most used internet browser, and worldwide internet penetration, list of Alexa Top 500 websites, quick timeline of the Internet History, top software companies and much more!
By Martin Vargic/Jay Jason Simons

I'm a student and amateur(not full-time professional) graphic designer from Slovakia, Bratislava(Central Europe).

I started making maps about 2 and half years ago, and it has quickly become my free-time hobby. I post my works mainly to deviantart, and until recent days, I was never significantly noticed. It was my hobby, and it still is my hobby, though I am planning to start selling prints of my maps on amazon quite soon(two-three weeks).
Until March 2013, I was working only on minor projects, often making commisioned fantasy map drawings as a side work.

In April, I started to work on my first major project - massive scale political map of the world, which is also on deviantart, and can be found there:…
In December, I started to work on other two projects, Map of the Internet and Map of the Stereotypes, first version of the Internet Map has already been finished, and Map of Stereotypes will be released sometimes in February.

I was originally inspired by map of the internet created by xkcd, showing most popular social networks as countries and regions, back in 2010. It was not my original idea, but I extended it to such a scale for the first time. I used photoshop for the majority of drawing.
The base style of the map was inspired by the National Geographic Maps, I also used Winkel Tripel Projection and similar border coloring fashion.
I created the map in quite a short time, three weeks to be exact. I often worked early in the morning, and I can say I really enjoyed it.
I got the data about website sizes mainly from Alexa and similar online services.
The map is divided into 2 distinctive parts; the eastern continent, "the old world" showcases software companies, gaming companies and some of the more real-life oriented websites
Western part, "the new world" is composed from two major continent, northern one showcasing social networks, search websites, video websites, blogs, forums and art websites.
All major adult-oriented websites, in addition to varioius warez and torrent sites, are located on the southwestern continent of the map.
In the very south of the map, there is located "Great Southern Land" of obsolete websites and online services.
Outside the main map, there are also 4 minimaps showing NSA monitoring by country, most used browser, most used social network, and internet penetration by country.
The scale between a website's traffic and its size is not exact, but websites are generally portrayed in ratio relative to it.
Map includes mostly english-language websites, although all major foreign(russian, chinese, indian) websites still get a mention.

Prints of the 2.0 version of the map can be bought there:…

UPDATE: Map of the Internet 3.0. will be released in early May 2014, featuring more than 300 new websites and services!!!
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Fantastic work! Brilliant 💪🏼

this map is amazing! probably gonna be super helpful for my project where i wanna make a vr space of the internet.

ThatWeirdPigGuy's avatar

is there a version of this in the equirectangular projection? i would like to project this onto a globe

JokuSSJ's avatar
So, anyone else wants to move to Porn Continent? Sunglasses are good Day106 - Sunglasses 
Libertades's avatar
This is absolutely insane
Mr-Fizzle's avatar
This is the ultimate example of having too much time on your hands.
ScissorWizard707's avatar
yo thanks for making 9gag shaped vaguely like a dick
EmmetEarwax's avatar
I'm surprised that Apple hasn't sunk into the ocean !

I will explain.
I used an Apple and wrote several programs for sale,(no buyers ever came,tho.) but was still working when Bill Gates suddenly declared the Apple dead, and shut down repairs of the machines. A few months later, my Apple ][c+ in midboot quit on me. No ammount of work would get it running again. I finally smashed the computer ! Gave it a reason to not work !

So ended my hopes of a software firm. Since then I've been using a DELL whose language I do not understand, using other people's programs, ....

He still uses the name Apple. Kill Bill Gates.
The importance of defending the equality and neutrality of this world must not be forgotten.
Goomba98's avatar
When Super Mario Odyssey comes out, I want you to remake that game's map in this style.
JD20mg's avatar
Jay! you need to make a zoom-able, interactive version of this map as a PC desktop version, where all the names are direct hyperlinks (except Spam Ocean, or Trojan Torrents, etc.).  That would be cool.
TheDeliciousFern's avatar
I do not believe you are telling the truth.
La-manoue's avatar
Very impressive!

Two things though : I couldn't find Stallman anywhere on the GNU land, and there is a mention of the "freeware river" in the Linux land. If anything it should be "Foss river" or "free software river".
MrTaylordw's avatar
It's so accurate it's scary.

... Also the sun never sets on Mircosoft.
Artist-Zeruphi's avatar
I'm glad MS-DOS is in there, but it was hard to find. Just like it was hard to find in the internet...
K-E-Y-K-O's avatar
Wonderful one.
I concur with the below user I would LOVE version 3.0!!
Lord-Aleus's avatar
Are you ever going to make 3.0?
Jeffreyrun6's avatar
this is so cool!
silvariad's avatar
Wow....huge respectClap :happybounce: Nuu :o (Eek) :squee: 
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