Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Swarm - Your window to the web!

Fed up of Googling? Wanna know which website people around the world visit more often?

Well you finally have got this site, that just fufills your appetite!

What is Swarm?

The Basics:

Swarm shows you what websites people are visiting, right now.

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm.

Website traffic is symbolized with thin lines. Each time you see a line appear, it means someone has moved from one site to the other. You can gauge how many people are swarming around based on the number of lines.


Why use this?

Swarm is a useful tool for browsing the web, not searching it. You need to come here with an open mind and you may find some really cool stuff.

Community:

In addition to a forum, Swarm allows you to chat about any link you see. When you see a little chat icon flash, it means people are actively chatting about that link. You don't have to wait for the icon to appear, you can begin talking about any link you find (and hopefully someone will join in!)

Firefox Extension:

You may be asking where Swarm gets its data. The answer is in a Firefox extension that you can optionally download. When you download the extension, websites you visit are anonymously sent to Swarm. There is no registration, no email and no personal data ever given to Swarm. You can also turn it on and off easily. Learn more.

The Firefox Extension is the lifeline of Swarm. Please help enrich Swarm and join the community by downloading the extension.

PS: I did find swarm pretty handy, in knowing where the world's internet traffic is heading towards. Just give it a try, you might stumble on an interesting site...

Digg this