Where I've Been Lately

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Well I've never said "best viewed full size" before so now may as well be an ok time to say it.

Inspired by Stabilo Boss' Logo 2.0_2 flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022/ I decided to undertake a similar project of my own. What I did here was to go into my Firefox browser history window and go back to the most recent 320 websites that I've visited that have favicon thingys. There were a lot more than you'd think that don't have favicon thingys (my blog for instance). I was surprised at a lot of the big sites that don't have favicons. CNET and Microsoft for instance (well at least that show up in the Firefox browser).

So I took the sites as I went back in my history and put them in a new Firefox browswer window 10 across under tabbed browsing. Then I took screen shots and cut the little columns of favicon tabs into a new file and built this.

I did this on one of my four computers so I'm sure I've missed lots of sites that I've visited recently. I also skipped generic blogger favicons. I didn't realize that Typepad and Word Press had generic favicons as well until it was too late, so those are in there.

Also, I don't necesarily like or endorse all the companies shown here. I hate LaCie for instance and think they make crappy disk drives -- but I did visit them recently (in writing a piece about how much I disliked them) so there they are. Although there are many many sites in the photo above (did I mention I printed out this screen shot and then took a digital photo of it? wink, wink) that I do love very much and visit every single day, especially if they start with "f" and end in "r". I tried to only put each site up once but there may be some that I accidently got in there twice. I know of one for sure.

Anywho. Just another way to waste an entire day but it will give you a sense of what I look at on the internet (and I do look alot).

This by the way is one of those rare times when it would probably be good to be able to tag more than 100 tags to this photo.

Go ahead, click on the large view, you never know, your site might be up there. Feel free to make a note of it if it is.

Damn, looking at this again a second time makes me realize how much I really do love the internet. I need to stay in more often. I'm also realizing how many of the really super blogs I read every day are not on this graphic because they don't have favicons. This list is only a partial list of what I read and doesn't include some of my favorite sites.

It also reminds me that I need to get moving with figuring out how to get a favicon on my thomashawk.com site.

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  1. chen weiyong 110 months ago | reply

    Cool! But Why there is not another interest site? www.polloo.com

  2. sakowitz 109 months ago | reply

    woot! 30Boxes

  3. kiha516 109 months ago | reply

    cool..

    AJAX Web2.0 logos
    www.web2logo.com

    Larger images indicate popular websites.

  4. torbakhopper 108 months ago | reply

    you are so devastatingly, heroically mental! i love the fact that you exist. look at those tags!

  5. !efatima 107 months ago | reply

    heh! indeed! tag-a-mania! :)
    please do add to FlickrSoup :)

  6. plaggenplei 107 months ago | reply

    how long did it to add the tags? :) really a smart work!

  7. Thomas Hawk 107 months ago | reply

    I don't remember how much time exactly but most of an afternoon I recall. Maybe six hours?

  8. BLANKartist 107 months ago | reply

    That browser history is so PG-13! Ah... er... I mean that's a good thing.

  9. friskypics 107 months ago | reply

    so honoured that my site is on there. ;-) cheers. been really enjoying your work lately. it rocks. keep it up mate.

  10. largeheartedboy 106 months ago | reply

    Largehearted Boy, represents!

  11. Nikographer [Jon] 106 months ago | reply

    Interesting. I just did a 100 days of flickr...

  12. verystylishgirl 106 months ago | reply

    I know what you mean - thx for grouping all the favicons together. I've got to get on the ball and create one for my blog and website stuff. I'm inspired now!

  13. Noah Dylan Goldblatt 99 months ago | reply

    I need to think of a favicon for my site, Noah Dylan Goldblatt.

  14. R@j 98 months ago | reply

    this is awsome!
    (via your blog)

  15. pstarr 98 months ago | reply

    holy crap, thomas.
    you visited all these over a TWO DAY period?

    torbakhopper is right - you are mental. but
    merkley is right and you are handsome, too.

  16. Roel 98 months ago | reply

    So, now that Flickr will restrict the max amount of tags per image to 75, I guess we need to archive the huge amount of tags Thomas laboriously attached to this image. The full list is:
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    obsessive compulsive disorder
    OCD
    Russell Beattie
    Upcoming.org
    Flickr
    Digg
    Blogger
    Experiment.com
    SF Gate
    Scout
    Google
    eHomeUpgrade
    YouSendIt
    Firefox
    Memeorandum
    San Francisco Tech Connection
    30 Boxes
    Technorati
    Vizrea
    NewsGator
    Seattle Times
    Seattle PI
    Blogebrity
    Chris Lanier
    Niall Kennedy
    Delicious
    Gawker
    Laughing Squid
    Lifehacker
    Site Meter
    Photo Matt
    Matt Mullenweg
    Yahoo
    FatWallet
    Engadget
    Six Apart
    Dictionary.com
    cPanel
    Lawrence Lesig
    EFF
    Gizmodo
    Waxy.org
    Valleywag
    TiVoBlog
    Davenetics
    Hacking Netflix
    Ian Dixon
    LaCie
    Matador Records
    StockPhotoTalk
    see beth go
    Scobleizer
    Robert Scoble
    PVRBlog
    John Battelle
    Darknet
    TiVo Community Forum
    Internet Outsider
    Henry Blodget
    IceRocket
    Flock
    Caterina.net
    Caterina Fake
    PVR Wire
    Joe Wilcox
    Bink.nu
    JPG Magazine
    Cat Power
    Om Malik
    Wikipedia
    ThinkExist
    Utata
    David Sanger
    Techdirt
    Amazon.com
    Business2Blog
    Liz Phair
    Bloggity-Blog-Blog
    Brownglasses.com
    Dan Gillmor
    Ween
    DSLRBlog
    Jeff Sandquist
    Sling Media
    Gamespy.com
    Naked Conversations
    Kevin 2.0
    Don Dodge
    Chris Anderson
    The Long Tail
    Metafilter
    Gnomedex
    Amobea Music
    Revision 3
    The Internet Stock Blog
    Movielink
    PCWorld.com
    Slashdot
    Syntax of Things
    Gadgetopia
    Netvibes
    83 Degrees
    No Soap Radio
    Narrendra Rochelle
    Geek News Central
    Todd Cochrane
    Newsome.org
    Kent Newsome
    South by Southwest
    SXSW
    FriskyPics
    Seagate
    BlogPulse
    Lost Remote
    SFist
    Alexa
    NVidia
    43 Folders
    Consumerist
    Podcast Alley
    GigPosters
    TweakHound
    Cowpie
    The Covers Project
    Darwin Awards
    AllMusic Guide
    Drawn
    Fred Wilson
    Positively 10th St
    Slide
    Precision Computing
    Bob Dylan
    Flatlanders
    MFA Boston
    Mark
    Harden Old
    97's Metroblogging
    Foghorn
    IMDB
    The Internet Movie Database
    NPR
    NPR All Songs Considered
    Search Engine Watch
    Danny Sullivan
    The Web 2.0 Show
    Ed Bott
    Atmaspheric
    HDBeat
    Kevin Tofel
    Duct Tape Marketing
    ZDNet
    B&H Photo
    Menafn
    Dave Winer
    Market Predictions
    Cal Henderson
    Tom's Hardware
    Open Source Buzz
    Brewed Fresh Daily
    Ray Ozzie
    O'Reily
    Dvorak
    ActiveWin.com
    Weaknees
    FFFBI
    Forbes
    Blockbuster
    VoIP Watch
    Splitcam
    The New York Times
    Geek Entertainment TV
    New York Post
    mcesoft.nl
    Birds-Eye.net
    Inc.
    Reed Hastings
    Netflix
    ABC News
    i2 Partners
    Radio-Locator
    SiliconBeat
    Slyck News
    Reuters
    Banksy
    Socialtext
    NASA
    Variety.com
    Paul Allen
    Mac Rumors
    Micro Persuasion
    Steve Rubel
    iTunes
    Apple
    Spin.com
    Networkcar
    Bloglines
    Bay Area Photobloggers
    Heather Champ
    The Other Martin Taylor
    Martin Taylor
    lighteningfield.com
    David F. Gallagher
    IT Conversations
    Doug Kaye
    Dooce
    Heather Armstrong
    Joe Cunningham
    Yo La Tengo
    Fractals of Change
    Odeo
    Evan Williams
    Vinography
    PriceGrabber
    Michael Jang
    Daily Does of Imagery
    Chromasia
    Internet Archive
    Photoblogs.org
    Brandon Stone
    Uncle Tupelo
    Street Tech
    Treonauts
    Loomia
    Always Curious
    East3rd Photography
    Trend Micro
    Gallery of the Absurd
    K&L Wine Merchants
    Wine
    Anna Conti
    Grandaddy
    Robbie Fulks
    largehearted boy
    Carolyn Tille
    Infrangible
    Daring Fireball
    Now Public
    Eventful
    HDTV Magazine
    ProBlogger
    Michael Creasy
    David Fleishman
    Aaron Stebner
    Flickr Graph
    Sylloge
    Stewart Butterfield
    Blogography
    Down the Avenue
    Renee Blodgett
    MSN
    Think Secret
    Cable Channels
    Tivo.com
    The IVR Cheat Sheet
    Ourmedia
    Open Media
    Akimbo
    Energy Fiend
    BBC News
    AlwaysBETA
    14U News
    Betanews
    dvdrecorder
    Pirate Bay
    TV Technology News
    eclecticism
    Jeff Clavier
    Cygnoir
    Halsted Bernard
    PhoneSpelling.com
    Wired@Home.blog
    noDRM.com
    Little K's Blog
    aTypical Joe: A gay New Yorker living in the rural south
    The Blue Light Special
    Squash
    Eek!
    jkOnTherun
    heiko Hebig
    Kareem Mayan
    e-piiphany
    False Positives
    23 Photo Sharing
    Joel on Software
    Kinja
    Guardian Unlimited
    Shinzui
    lies.com
    Inside Firefox
    Corante
    Stowe Boyd
    Emily Chang
    Findory
    Greg Linden
    Geeking With Greg
    BlogShares
    MAKE: Blog
    Orb Networks
    mtv.com
    Red Herring
    Denyerec's Log
    AllPeers
    Blogniscient
    Greg Hughes
    Neowin.net
    Trainque.com
    Adrants
    Dell
    Washington Post
    Allice Hill's Real Tech News
    Download Squad
    Ajaxian
    Plasticbag.org
    OhGizmo!
    librarian.net
    whew, that was a lot of typing
    guess you can actually tag an image with more than 100 tags on Flickr
    sorry if I missed some, feel free to add any I may have missed
    top-f25
    top-f50
    top-f75
    top-f100
    multitasking
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    Wow. That is a long list....

  17. starphototegal [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

    fantasic.. amazing... !

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