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Map of the Internet 2.0. by JaySimons Map of the Internet 2.0. by JaySimons



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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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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
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.
JovialJam Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
The importance of defending the equality and neutrality of this world must not be forgotten.
Goomba98 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
When Super Mario Odyssey comes out, I want you to remake that game's map in this style.
JD20mg Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
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.
oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hotfrogcreative Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
My co employee was so amaze on this work..,This is brilliant work done.I am telling the truth.
TheDeliciousFern Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
I do not believe you are telling the truth.
La-manoue Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so accurate it's scary.

... Also the sun never sets on Mircosoft.
Artist-Zeruphi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Wonderful one.
mindstrm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
I concur with the below user I would LOVE version 3.0!!
Lord-Aleus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Are you ever going to make 3.0?
Jeffreyrun6 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
this is so cool!
silvariad Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Wow....huge respectClap :happybounce: Nuu :o (Eek) :squee: 
rainbowpaint15 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015   General Artist
i tried looking for Rule 34 on there
madciolevap Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
"First of its kind"? No, you do not get away with asterisk. It is still lie.
GMLP Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Almost a year now bro. Still waiting on 3.0. We're gonna need a bigger map :D
Rose6060 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I have nothing to say.
Jamerson23 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
This is awesome, but I was just wondering, where's Samsung?
JasonAlexander1993 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
20'000'000 are trolls.
adameugene1011 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
If pr0n was removed, the half of the internet.. is dead.
hark9000 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
dakowaro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Genial! estaremos pendientes de tus actualizaciones.
Awsassin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Me: I need funds for an expedition to the land of Google, some tough able men who can kick the crap out of trolls, and an Awsome ship.
JasonAlexander1993 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
trolls? poor boy bastard, 1% people of the planet is troll.
hgfggg Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
got it
7 bil
div 100 is 70 million
JasonAlexander1993 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2014
no! 2'000'000'000 people use internet, 20'000'000 are trolls, "planet" on this are trolls.
hgfggg Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I don't think 2 billion people use the internet.
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Good job but I can't seem to find the land where trolls and haters come from
RebelOfGod Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean you can't it's existence is easy to see. cough 4chan cough
5hape5hifter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Great stuff!
Not sure if have noticed, the far right mini-map of the world has no title to the percentages shown. I assume it is to show households with internet access?
SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
You are insane, sir, and I salute you.
Clayton78 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Oh Man, I love this map, you did such a great job.  I have a large format printer at work, and have printed a copy, but at 24x36''  the text is coming out grainy .
can you please please include a higher rez version so i can print this at 24x36 or 36x48 even!!! :D
thank you
cpmicrocom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Hello, We are a small (20 people) technology consultant company in Montréal Canada, we would be interested to purchase non exclusive rights to use your internet map in our printed marketing material.  Would you be interested by this ?

You can email me at


Samhadj Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
seems cool
titanDAosm Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Awesome! Thanks!
Xengui Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Furry, Deviantart, Minecraft, My Little Pony, Tor, and PORN. My entire internet life.  You sir, have won the internet jackpot. :iconclapplz:
DoubleDSimpson Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
If you can, would you mind doing some sort of satellite imagery of this, and a version with nation borders and major cities/labels (but still satellite view though)?
Jon-Laurence Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MissCloverfield Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's brilliant! I love it! 
Jor25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Any chance that you might post a copy of the map without the text?  The work you've put into the borders and coastlines is amazing, and I'd love to be able to see all of it.  :)
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Nothing for conspiracy theorist websites? (Infowars, Stormfront, etc.)?
serin113 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's a really big map... it's overwhelmingly big. :P

It did remind me of that xkcd "Map of The Internet", but this is a lot more accurate than the comic. :D
julio632 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Epic XD
Bloodstalker-Cynist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I cant tell whats on it :D But such PRO
JaySimons Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
I have recently finished my newest project, detailed World - Climate Change map, showing Earth without its ice caps and sea levels 260 ft above the present level!…
The Map of the Stereotypes and Map of the Internet 3.0 will be officially released during the first week of May 2014.
You can find all my work on

I am also working on a interactive version of the Internet map, you can support me on indiegogo:…

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