Map of the Internet by Jay Jason Simons presents a very vivid world imagined to originate from the world wide web. It is remarkable considering the sheer amount of imagination and hardwork that would have gone into creating this map. The main map was illustrated using popular web trends, technologies in use, Alexa rankings, and other metrics.
A series of PSAs by New Delhi based TBWA point out the dangers a Facebook like could bring. While the Facebook Like might not seem like a very big deal, it is becoming something of an issue in India. Earlier this year, the Indian government tried to make Facebook and YouTube pre-screen their content for objectionable material.
The internet has evolved greatly through the years, and the technologies have evolved considerably. What we take for granted in the contemporary web, did not exist about a decade ago. Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied recreated three famous websites of today for the project Once Upon, to match what they would have been had they come around in 1997.
The elders always have some nuggets of wisdom to give or some lifehacks to suggest. Sadly, they can’t do much when it comes to modern technology or the internet. But what would be the wisdom they could give about the internet and popular websites, if they could?
Long story short, the report basically says that most ISPs do not provide the speed they advertised for. FCC worked with Georgia Tech professor Nick Feamster to find out the “real world” speeds at which the ISPs are working. The data was compiled by a company called SamKnows, who worked with 78,000 internet users, providing 9000 of them with routers configured to provide accurate results. The results say that at an average, ISPs provide download speeds that are 80-90% of their advertised values. Of course, some perform better than the others, and many would likely be able to beat a carrier pigeon, but the fact remains that the internet speed provided to the consumer is lower than what was advertised.
Cisco has created this interesting infographic showing how “things” connected to the internet have far exceeded the number of people connecting to the world wide web, and how this number will continue to grow. It appears they went a bit hyperbolic with things, but the result is interesting and worth a look nevertheless. Full infographic after the jump.
There is a lot going on at the internet every moment. This infographic from Go-Globe puts it all into perspective, showing the activity that happens on the interwebz every 60 seconds. Via Geekologie
The image above shows landmark years in the history of the internet, when some of the most popular websites came into being. Its almost surprising to see how far the internet has come in just 2 decades. Via: MMM