The area of each icon is proportional to the sum of the reach of all sites using that icon. ... The largest icon (Google) is 11,936 x 11,936 pixels, and the whole diagram is 37,440 x 37,440.
posted by Joe Beese
on Aug 23, 2010 -
"What would be it like to go a day without spending any money? I've thought about this before but I've never considered actually trying it. I couldn't imagine going a day without spending a single penny -- is that even possible? How would I get from A to B? What about food? Turns out, a day of living expense free is possible and you'd be surprised by the overwhelming sense of satisfaction and feeling of elation that comes from it. "
The Huffington Post's Alexa van Tobel tells the astonishing and empowering tale of How I Went 24 Hours Without Spending Any Money...In New York City
Unfortunately, "this experiment is unsustainable for a long period of time."
posted by Legomancer
on May 8, 2010 -
is a place to buy virtual shares in websites, with the share prices set according to Alexa.com's site traffic ranking. Metafilter.com currently stands at $535 per share.
posted by slater
on Feb 14, 2006 -
Want to buy the Web? The whole thing?
(scroll to bottom of page). Alexa now offers - for sale - the entire web, collected from their crawler, in a portable form: "For organizations capable of hosting or mining an entire crawl index that exceeds 60 Terabytes
in size, Alexa can ship the contents of the crawl to your location. Current customers include the Internet Archive and the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. The web-wide crawl takes approximately 2 months to complete. It is over 60 Terabytes in size, spanning over 3.5 billion unique URLs."
No price listed, but "If you have to ask..."
posted by kokogiak
on Oct 2, 2003 -
Alexa's Top 500 Websites
- Accurate or not, here is Alexa.com's list of their top 500 ranked websites - globally. This has been touched on both earlier today
and back in April
Today's top ten sites iclude two korean sites, one japanese, one chinese, and six us-based sites. Also a more-clear definition
of Alexa's Ranking system is here, complete with biases listed (such as IE users only, Alexa Users only, etc).
posted by kokogiak
on Aug 29, 2002 -
Alexa, the internet depository that lead to things like the wayback machine
was acquired by Amazon some time ago. A new service, Alexa Web Search
joins the power of Alexa's archive with Amazon's proven interface and feature set with Google's killer-app level searching power. The results are fairly impressive
, adding a related sites layer that may actually help folks browsing the web (as opposed to direct searching). [via anil
posted by mathowie
on Apr 29, 2002 -
Annoyance or Invasion?
Sure, most of this information is available when you do a WHOIS search on someone, but does anyone else think that this site is putting a little bit too much information out in the open?
posted by almostcool
on Nov 25, 2001 -
Contact information viewable with Alexa toolbar?
Disturbing. Anyone with the Alexa toolbar installed can apparently see your address and telephone number, along with helpful information like maps to your home. This information is in the public record, but providing it instantly can only lead to more stalking incidents. You may want to follow Leia's advice and visit Alexa.com's site editor to make sure you're protected.
posted by jmcnally
on Jan 11, 2001 -