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May 15, 2010 10:36 AM   Subscribe

The Intor.net - A userless, interfaceless website and mindmap generator that creates interesting things from URLs. [via mefi projects]
posted by carsonb (21 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Heh, forgot the MetaFilter diagram link.
posted by carsonb at 10:38 AM on May 15, 2010


You know that spam you get that doesn't have any links and isn't selling anything? I've always felt that was a fragment of the web's dreams. This is like a console to access the web's unconscious mind. Using it feels like I've hypnotized the url and it's open for suggestion. Bawk like a chicken I say, and it does it. Thanks for posting.
posted by jardinier at 10:51 AM on May 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


Here's a somewhat hidden url that graphs all of the relationships in the database.
posted by clawtros at 12:29 PM on May 15, 2010


http://omgomg.theintor.net/p/s400 is my fav so far!!!!!
posted by willF at 12:51 PM on May 15, 2010


I've been watching clawtros build this for the last two days, annoying and impressing friends by communicating almost exclusively via the intor.net. People will weary of me quickly.
posted by Felicity Rilke at 12:59 PM on May 15, 2010


I don't get it.
posted by .kobayashi. at 1:22 PM on May 15, 2010


All praise be to whoever emailed me with instructions on how to make http://☃.theintor.net/ that magic happen.
posted by clawtros at 2:06 PM on May 15, 2010


Behold: awesomeness is in direct proportion to uselessness.

There should be an Internet law to this effect. But named for who?
posted by bicyclefish at 2:16 PM on May 15, 2010


I... Don't understand this, but the level of enthusiasm from the previous posters makes me think I should know what this is... So, what is this?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 2:39 PM on May 15, 2010


You have a big clawtros.
posted by tellurian at 3:53 PM on May 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I... Don't understand this, but the level of enthusiasm from the previous posters makes me think I should know what this is... So, what is this?
Well, what it does is generates -- pages? -- based on a URL. The content of the page is kind of determined by the subdomain (that being what comes before ".theintor.net"). This content initially shows up as a phrase displayed in a large font, hopefully in the center of the browser. Through appending slash-separated modifiers (valid ones are specified on that about page) to the URL, that content can be modified and associated with other pages (or URLs), and those relationships can be graphed. I still don't really know what it is, though.
There should be an Internet law to this effect. But named for who?
The Zombo Effect?
posted by clawtros at 4:34 PM on May 15, 2010


I still don't get it.
posted by tybstar at 5:01 PM on May 15, 2010


It's just like this thing, you know?
posted by carsonb at 6:02 PM on May 15, 2010


MetaFilter: Denham's Dandy Dental Detergent.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 6:16 PM on May 15, 2010


Wow, the only limit is my imagination.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:26 AM on May 16, 2010


I still don't really get this, but I did this anyway.
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:14 AM on May 16, 2010


I think I get it now, but I'm still having trouble understanding the relationships in the graph, like for example this one: here

In this graph, "billy-ray-cyrus" and "hannah-montana" both refer to each other and "evil", but there's only a line drawn to "evil" and no line between them. Shouldn't there be a line there?
posted by DecemberBoy at 3:27 AM on May 16, 2010


Mea culpa, hannah-montana is now correctly rendered as related to both her father and evil.
posted by clawtros at 7:19 AM on May 16, 2010


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posted by Western Infidels at 9:26 AM on May 16, 2010


I'm trying to come up with a way to express what I think of this. So far, "bafflingly awesome" is the best I can do.

I was trying to understand why graphing some items produces such a complex graph, which the supplied URL does not appear to contain enough information to generate. Yet graphing other items produces little or nothing.

But now I think I get it: if you put something.theintor.net as the host name, then /g, then /@something-else, you've now created a persistent link between something and something else that everybody will see the next time their graph includes something, even if they don't include that link in their own submitted URL. Is that it?
posted by FishBike at 7:23 AM on May 17, 2010


Yeah, that's it. The relationships stay persistent. Adding /r/ to the url will show a list of immediately related things with links to their graphs.

I'm debating making the text formatting stuff be persistent as well -- overwritten whenever a new format comes in, but that might make this uh thing even more confusing.
posted by clawtros at 8:28 AM on May 17, 2010


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