a visual representation of all the networks around the world that are interconnected to form the Internet as we know it today. These include small and large Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, university networks, and organization networks such as Facebook and Google. The size of the nodes and the thickness of the lines speak to the size of those particular providers and the network connections in relation to one another.
[except maybe, for some browsers it won't work? Anyway, wouldn't work for moi]
On a related theme, have a look at this interactive evolution of the Web by anon. I understand its from the nameless ones at Google. But it’s so unfinished. What’s going to happen next? A clever infographic by Tremulant Design answers that question, according to science fiction films:
More seriously, the future of the internet is
an evolving convergent Internet of things and services that is available anywhere, anytime as part of an all-pervasive omnipresent socio-economic fabric, made up of converged services, shared data and an advanced wireless and fixed infrastructure linking people and machines to provide advanced services to business and citizens.
According to a report by the UK’s national innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board via readwriteweb. Converged services are reliant on the cloud, of course, but can we trust it? According to a survey carried out by readwriteweb, outages and lack of backups make the cloud very dodgy.
But I digress. If you want to make your own map, you could use Cartoset. Here’s an example of its use by UNESCO.
And if you are into maps like I am, here’s the BBC HD – The Beauty Of Maps on YouTube (if you can handle YouTube).