Just like google maps, but more internetty.
October 29, 2007 5:45 AM   Subscribe

It's a map of the entire Internet. via
posted by signal (33 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Looks like digital gibberish to me.
posted by Doohickie at 5:56 AM on October 29, 2007


Love the red dots. all the usual suspects but seeing it on the mapes you realize how spread out they actally are.
posted by dabitch at 5:59 AM on October 29, 2007


makes you realize. sheesh.
posted by dabitch at 5:59 AM on October 29, 2007


Red dots? It must not be working for me. It's just a black-and-white series fo squares.
posted by Doohickie at 6:04 AM on October 29, 2007


Quite interesting, thanks. I liked the blacklisted IPs showing up as well, it gives you a neat way of looking at the net. Bookmarked for when they add in IP address search.
posted by gemmy at 6:05 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I see gray goo and some boxes. No red dots. Also, the controls being "just like Google Maps" is....an overstatement.
posted by DU at 6:05 AM on October 29, 2007


Zoom in, Doohickie, to see the red dots that represent blacklisted IP addresses. Try Asia, there are lots there.
posted by gemmy at 6:06 AM on October 29, 2007


see also
posted by yeoz at 6:07 AM on October 29, 2007


It looks like a plan view of Broadacre City.

They were inspired by this.
posted by johnjreiser at 6:14 AM on October 29, 2007


It's so slow. I mean I realize they're trying to show lossless images, not JPGs, but man it's just really slow.
posted by delmoi at 6:28 AM on October 29, 2007


This is.....wonderful.
posted by sidereal at 6:33 AM on October 29, 2007


I can see my blog from here.
posted by Koko at 6:44 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can see my... DAMN YOU, Koko!
posted by papercake at 6:46 AM on October 29, 2007


Good luck finding your way around!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:55 AM on October 29, 2007


Looks like Asia has chicken pox.
posted by goatdog at 6:58 AM on October 29, 2007


old
posted by cellphone at 7:00 AM on October 29, 2007


Well that held my interest for... oh never mind.
posted by Mike D at 7:07 AM on October 29, 2007


It's so all encompassing and inspiring and moving. Perhaps...why yes...perhaps there isn't much difference between all us lonely IPs floating around in this great big crazy beautiful world... *snif*
posted by Skygazer at 7:08 AM on October 29, 2007


So, just how much of it is porn?
posted by Balisong at 7:14 AM on October 29, 2007


That's the parts that aren't black, Balisong. :)
posted by Malor at 7:17 AM on October 29, 2007


yeah, like gemmy said, ip search would be the killer app for this particular niche.
posted by lenbust at 7:26 AM on October 29, 2007


Weird. As I zoom-in, the displayed view becomes a narrower and narrower image, down to where it's a mere 1-pixel high image. Kind of worthless.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:47 AM on October 29, 2007


ancient
posted by quonsar at 7:50 AM on October 29, 2007


Look at all those red dots around me...well, there goes the neighborhood. Hey naked people, GET OFF MY LAWN!
posted by JibberJabber at 8:05 AM on October 29, 2007


There are big chunks of the Internet missing. Compare it to XKCD's map, and you'll see that there are several IP blocks that are just absent.
posted by xthlc at 8:38 AM on October 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


porn is the Dark Matter of the internet
posted by papercake at 9:12 AM on October 29, 2007


This visualization is awesome. I hadn't realized Level3 took over BBNs old class A addresses. And over there at 18.0.0.0/8 I can see my old school!
posted by Nelson at 10:02 AM on October 29, 2007


"Yes, we map all 4,294,967,296 IP addresses onto a huge image and let you zoom into it and pan around. Just like google maps, but more internetty."

Internetty? Try 'inter-NERDY!' No, just kidding. That's my defense mechanism when I'm really intimidated by something larger than I. Eek!
posted by SixteenTons at 11:28 AM on October 29, 2007


I was expecting a giant Pangaea labeled "PORN" with the rest consisting of minor archipelagoes in an otherwise empty sea.
posted by MasonDixon at 12:55 PM on October 29, 2007


Took me several minutes to click on the IP address I'm currently on, mostly because they don't have visual granularity past the netblock level, so I had to hunt-&-click around in the dark to find it. Hilbert curves are an interesting metaphor for navigating IP space.
posted by scalefree at 3:11 PM on October 29, 2007


Lack of a search function makes this interesting and diverting, but ultimately useless.

Not unlike the Internet itself, actually.
posted by quin at 3:54 PM on October 29, 2007


Why the hell does DaimlerChrysler need an entire class A network?
posted by dopeypanda at 1:01 AM on October 30, 2007


They don't. They just asked for their netblock way back when IP space was a cheap commodity & held onto it ever since.
posted by scalefree at 7:33 AM on October 30, 2007


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