- The internet map illustrated by traffic and user activity.
Russian data-visualisation designer Ruslan Enikeev has mapped 350,000 websites and 2 million links from 196 countries according to levels of activity and the other sites visited by their users. Each website is represented by a circle. The size of the circle is determined by website traffic. The color of the circle is determined by countries (for example US is blue, Canada is purple). The gaps between the circles are determined by the frequency the users go from one site to the other.
From Ruslan Enikeev:
As one might have expected, the largest clusters are formed by national websites, i.e. sites belonging to one country. For the sake of convenience, all websites relative to a certain country carry the same color. For instance, the red zone at the top corresponds to Russian segment of the net, the yellow one on the left stands for the Chinese segment, the purple one on the right is Japanese, the large light-blue central one is the American segment, etc.
Importantly, clusters on the map are semantically charged, i.e. they join websites together according to their content. For example, a vast porno cluster can be seen between Brazil and Japan as well as a host of minor clusters uniting websites of the same field or similar purposes.
- If Google Images is a hand grenade, TinEye is a sniper rifle.
Best TinEye tag line ever! This appears on a blog post from Wired Magazine’s How To wiki about tools to figure out where an image originated.
- Finding out all the details your date forgot to tell you!
and TinEye helps with that! A cute ABC segment featuring a number of services used in today’s modern world of dating. Everyone is TinEye-ing everyone else!
But if you are looking at improving your dating life best to head to Lifehacker and read Adam Dachis’ latest blog!
- TinEye is magic!
Yes, magic. That’s what is powering TinEye. Caffeine and fans are powering our little team to accomplish insanely great things in search. Oh yeah! and that’s all I am going to say. But it is nice to see TinEye trending and making it to Numero Uno on Reddit. We love Reddit you know. oh I am so framing this thread!
In case you wanted to help us: we love coffee, and postcards from the world over. Mail to 223 Queen Street East. Toronto. Canada M5A1S2. Have a great weekend TinEye fans!
- TinEye sleuthing & President Nicolas Sarkozy
André Gunthert’s visual exploration of President Nicolas Sarkozy images in the French press, particularly Le Nouvel Observateur. A fascinating series of observations. In French only. So this one is for all our French TinEye fans.
Original photograph and cover of Le Nouvel Observateur. Photograph by Jean-François Robert.
Photo manipulation to create the Nouvel Observateur cover.
And just for fun: some of the President’s image transformation unearthed by André Gunthert using TinEye:
- TinEye on CNN
Thanks for TinEye fans for pointing out that TinEye got some prime time air on CNN this week. For all the TinEye curious fans out there, here is the video clip:
- Photo authenticity in reporting
As TinEye scoops PEI news in the CBC reporting today I can’t help but think about the two blog posts that have been brewing in my head for a little while now:
- Authenticity of photographs in reporting (or editorial news) and
- Photo credits: and by photo credits I mean providing appropriate photo credits at all time.
So there will be soon a longer blog post about both, in the meantime enjoy the little gem that Peter Rukavina unearthed this morning! The photo credit should read iStockphoto and not CBC.
- Operation Komando!
Kim’s weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 450 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out close to 7 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA Today.com.
- Photoshelter partners with TinEye
And that’s why the TinEye team is excited to announce our partnership with the good folks over at Photoshelter, a leader in portfolio websites, photo sales and archiving tools for photographers.
In a couple of weeks, we’ll be adding the entire Photoshelter image collection to the TinEye search index, making it easy for TinEyers to find Photoshelter photographers as well as identify them as the original author of an image. Plus we’ll be keeping up to date by adding any new Photoshelter images to the TinEye index as they are introduced. Pretty neat, eh?
Check out Photoshelter’s TinEye announcement on their website, and stay tuned to TinEye for some lovely Photoshelter images coming soon!
Update: Check out Photoshelter’s recent blog post, explaining the partnership in more detail.
- TinEye on CNN
TinEye, our reverse image search engine, ended up on CNN with Kyra Phillips. Lucky TinEye!
During this segment, CNN’s Kyra Phillips talks to virtual safety expert Christine Durst about protecting your family photos online. Have a listen:
Surprising what TinEye can unearth, like say an older photograph of Kyra Phillips being used on a Latin American online clinic website!