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A snapshot of the Web

A large-scale scan of the top million web sites (per Alexa traffic data) was performed in early 2010 using the Nmap Security Scanner and its scripting engine. Afterward, a visualization of all of the websites and their hierarchy was created using each site’s favicon and sizing it based on the reach of all sites using that icon.

http://nmap.org/favicon/

As expected, Google is the largest piece of the pie, but a million sites are represented in the collage, including our own. Type any URL in the search box and find it in the collage.

Here’s where UMKC fits in the Web:
http://nmap.org/favicon/?q=www.umkc.edu