This Beautiful Map of the Internet is Insanely Detailed

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Visualising the internet is almost as difficult as ignoring trolls, but that didn't stop Jay Jason Simons from having a damn good try. The result is this beautiful and insanely detailed map.

Apparently a work-in-progress, the map currently represents a small slice of the internet because, as Simons explains, "otherwise, this map would be unreadable and probably undrawable in an entire lifespan of average human being." You can see a full-size version of the uncropped map by checking out this DeviantArt page. Simons explains what you'll then be able to see:

This poster includes one full map of the internet, 4 mini maps showcasing NSA surveillance, most used social networks, most used internet browser, and worldwide internet penetration, list of Alexa Top 500 websites, a quick timeline of internet history, top software companies and much more!

The result is a little hectic, admittedly, but it looks damn pretty. There are, apparently, plenty of in-jokes included on the map, too. Get spotting! [Deviant Art]