Each website is like a star in space, and the more traffic and popularity it has the bigger the dot.
You've got to check it out, it's pretty cool. I found some of my sites in it, are any of yours on the map of the internet?
It reminds me a lot of how those outer space galaxy maps look.
Here's a description from their about page:
|"Each site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by the number of visitors to the site: more hits means a larger circle. Transitions of users between sites creates "connections": the stronger the connection, the more sites "want" to be close to each other on the map."|
If you're interested in how this was done, here is the original Reddit thread where I found this:
Map of the Internet: scrollable and zoomable model showing relative sizes and interrelationships of websites : technology
Now since this is the money making section of the forum, to keep this thread on topic, let me propose a discussion:
Do you guys think something like this would do well as a money making website?
I'm thinking a niche focused "map" like this one, where each dot could be a clickable link. It would be a great a novel way for visitors to discover new websites without having to go to a boring old search engine.
You could monetize with ads and affiliate related offers, even build up an email list.
I think the site would go viral in the niche, and become quite popular.