PROJECT: In exploring Traceroute, I choose to look at news/media sites and everyday websites that I frequent from 3 different locations (school, work and home). My main intention was to plot the hops on a map in Illustrator or Processing, but I ended up plotting the points on Google Maps in order to see the paths on a more detailed map that you can zoom in and out of to analyze and see patterns.
NEWS SITES: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian
The New York Times = Blue; The Washington Post = Yellow/Orange; The Guardian = Green
EVERYDAY SITES: Chase, Amazon.com
Traceroute from: Blue = School; Orange = Home; Yellow = Work
As I was gathering the data for this exercise, I was trying to purchase tickets to shows that sold out in second after tickets were released (on Ticketfly) or the site broke down (on Eventbrite), so I did a traceroute on the sites out of curiosity.
SHOWS & TICKETING SITES: Eventbrite, Ticketfly