Monthly Archives: August 2010

Visualization of relative popularity of Internet sites

Saw a Tweet about a very interesting site I recommend looking at: “Infographic of the Day: The 288,945 Most Popular Sites on the Internet”. I am always interested in how information can be shown in more ‘visual’ ways instead of a list of alphanumerics, even if that data is put into a fancy table format. Take a look at the infographic done by Nmap and see what you think.

Popular Internet Sites

This tool is interactive and enables you to search for a particular site, but you must put in the entire site URL for the search to work. Putting in the name of the app (i.e. Foursquare) will yield a ‘not found’ result. Also, it will take a while to navigate around and find the site you searched for relative to the most popular sites. Still, it is an interesting visual way to represent what most times is a boring list of data.