Understanding Networks / Week 4 / Traceroute

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

COLOR KEY:
The New York Times = Blue; The Washington Post = Yellow/Orange; The Guardian = Green

 

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EVERYDAY SITES: Chase, Amazon.com

COLOR KEY:
Traceroute from: Blue = School; Orange = Home; Yellow = Work

 

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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

COLOR KEY:
Eventbrite = Blue; Ticketfly = Yellow/Orange
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NETWORK LOCATION TOOLS USED:
https://www.yougetsignal.com
http://www.ip2location.com/  (*NOTE: this site was able to give me more information when the the yougetsignal.com couldn’t find info on an IP address)
DATA COLLECTED:

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