Somehow I managed to ignore alexa.com until a few days ago when I suddenly ran into it. And I must say it's pretty amazing what kind of information they have collected about almost any site around. This for example is the current traffic info about Quasimondo. It also gives information about related links and
calculates a rank for each site.
This inspired me to pick up an old project of mine: Flash Connection and turn it into a real time site-relation visualization engine. Working Title: RELEXA In order not to freeze your cpu I had to limit the amount of popping up sites, but beware it's getting messy pretty fast and sucks a lot of computing power. You can drag the dots around and if you doubleclick them the link will open up in a new window.
To help Alexa collect more info you can install the Alexa Toolbar in its Support-Quasimondo Version.
Oh yes, I should mention that some of people say it's spyware. So just in case here is the link to Lavasoft's Ad-aware which could help you to remove it if you don't like it anymore.Posted at February 28, 2003 11:14 PM | Further reading