Periodic table of the internet

Van Mensvoort
August 10th 2007

periodic table of the internet

A periodic table of the most popular websites on the internet. websites are categorized according to search engines, internet tools, site ranking, aggregators, web comics, productivity & so on. For those interested, Internet has already been drawn as a world map, a metro map, a mindmap, a network map & a logo map. even an alternative periodic table exists.

Somehow there is a certain kind of luster in visualizing the internet world as a natural world. I guess it gives us some comfort, makes us feel less insecure. Is this the start of a realization that the internet is in fact nature? I mean, how far do we want to take the metaphor? How long do we plan to continue making corny internet-as-natural-phenomenon jokes? I'd say lets get some real work done and start reorganizing some university physics departments today!

Via Infosthetics. Related: Real Nature is not Green.

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