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Icons of the Web

Icons of the Web
December 18, 2013: The Nmap Project is pleased to release our new and improved Icons of the Web project! Since our free and open source Nmap Security Scanner software is all about exploring networks at massive scale, we started by scanning the top million web sites for 2013 (as ranked by the analytics company Alexa). We then downloaded each site's favicon—the small icon displayed next to a site title in browser bookmarks and tabs. We scaled the icons in proportion to each site's monthly reach (popularity) and placed them in a giant collage. The smallest icons—for sites visited by only 0.00004% of the Internet population each month—are 256 pixels square (16x16). The largest icon (Google) is 394 million pixels. This is an update to a similar project we performed in 2010. Since your web browser would likely choke on a 5 gigapixel image, we've created the interactive viewer below. To find your favorite site (or your own site), type in the domain name (example: reddit.com) and hit search.

http://nmap.org/favicon/

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