The World Map Of The Internet For You To Know World Wide Web Today

This fun and extensive project (where each country represents a site/url) aims to concisely, but still comprehensively visualize the current state of the World Wide Web today.

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After almost a full year of work, young Slovakian designer Martin Vargic is introducing the brand new Map of the Internet, up to date for the year 2021. This fun and extensive project (where each country represents a site/url) aims to concisely, but still comprehensively visualize the current state of the World Wide Web today.

Major Website Launches
The World Map of the Internet in 2021

Inspired by design of historical maps , it is documenting the largest and most popular websites (over the period of 2020-2021) along with their countless aspects and features.

Most Popular Websites(Including Hongkong, Taiwan of China)
The World Map of the Internet in 2021

It includes several thousand of some of the most popular websites, represented as distinct “countries”, which are grouped together with others of similar type or category, forming dozens of distinct clusters, regions and continents that stretch throughout the map, such as “news sites”, “search engines”, “social networks”, “e-commerce”, “adult entertainment”, “file sharing”, “software companies” and so much more.

Social Networks: QQ, Weibo, Tianya Club
The World Map of the Internet in 2021

THIS DETAILED MAP SHOWS THE EXTREMELY RAPID EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET:
Color schemes of websites are based on the dominant colors of their user interface or logo. To add further detail and provide deeper insight, many features and services provided by these websites, their sections and content categories, as well as distinct content creators, are labeled as cities and towns (which number at well over 10 thousand).

Search Engines: Baidu, Sogou
The World Map of the Internet in 2021

In the center of it all can be found ISPs and web browsers, which form the core and backbone of the internet as we know it, while the far south is the domain of the mysterious “dark web”.

News Sites:Xinhua Net, Sohu, China.com.cn, iFeng, China Daily, Guangming Daily
The World Map of the Internet in 2021

Website founders and CEOs are represented as capital cities, while hundreds of the most popular users of social networks and celebrities can be found in the realms of Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter. Mountains, hills, seas and valleys represent a wide variety of aspects of the internet, its culture and computer science overall, while almost a hundred of some of the most important internet and computing pioneers are also featured on the map in the names of underwater ridges.

E-commerce: Tmall, Taobao, Jingdong
The World Map of the Internet in 2021

Inspired by the map of online communities (2007) by designer Randall Munroe, the 2021 version includes nearly 3000, enough to reflect on the ultra-rapid expansion of the web and the fierce competition that reigns there.

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