I thought you guys who have a lot to do with the everyday management of the internet would find it interesting.
Information moving through cyberspace travels in tiny packets that hopscotch around the world. Using data from a two-week stretch in April 2005, the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) traced these packets' paths from hub to hub and country to country to capture a snapshot of the worldwide network topology.
Same, I have no idea what it means, but it looks cool.
The circle is a representation of all internet traffic, and the hubs through which that traffic flows. Hubs are represented by the tiny squares.
The further out from the center of the circle that a hub or city is located, the less traffic that flows though it. If a city or hub is located near the circumference, it has very little traffic passing through the hubs/lines for that location.
The numbers in and around the circle point to a specific paragraph on the page and each paragraph attempts to explain some specific points regarding the traffic or hubs or geographic locations.