You might be forgiven for thinking, because we're so connected over here, that everyone in the world is on the internet.

It turns out that's not the case, but there sure are a lot of people using it all over the world from a staggering number of devices, and if you were to map that all out, it would look pretty impressive. 

That's exactly what John Matherly, founder of Shodan (a website that can find computers and devices connected to the internet, described as a 'Google for hackers') did when he pinged every single device in the world that's on the internet, and then placed them in their correct locations on a map. Gathering the data apparently took around five hours, while making the map itself took nearly 12. You can click on the picture below for a larger image.


Yes, there is a single dot in Greenland, and yes, someone was able to explain on reddit exactly what it was all about. The colours do mean different things also, the redder the dot, the more devices are connected to the internet in that area. 

While this is fascinating, there have been a few questions raised about its authenticity and accuracy, but it does give us a good idea of the general areas we should go to if we need to escape the all-seeing eye of the internet for a while. 

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