Media Hunt #6: The Fractal Internet

map of the internet

The first picture above is a picture of Cisco’s “map of the internet.  Most of it looks very similar to fern branches.  Each section of the internet branches of a self-similar section just as a fractal would do.  Cisco’s map is too small to read, but I imagine that sites like Google are the main nodes of the map with individual sites being represented by the very tips of the branches.  The second picture represents the internet as more of a web and less of a series of branches.  Towards the middle of the circle, one can see criss-crossing paths.  Only on the outer rims of the map do the different paths stop intersecting each other.

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