Swarm – A new way to Browse the Web

03Jun06

Swarm shows you what websites people are visiting, right now. Its fun, its Ajax-ed and its quick.

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 and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.

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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.

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.

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.

In addition to all these cool features Swarm also has a ‘chat about this link’ for ever site which is featured. Now this is interesting because there actually are people who discuss links/designs/rating of sites. Also the safe search is on by default. One however gets the google map feel when browsing Swarm.
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