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A Nanosite is a downloadable offline mini-website using both Java ME and .NET Framework.

Nanosites have become popular amongst companies that want to use another media for corporate branding.

A Nanosite can be easily downloaded to a mobile handset via WAP, GPRS, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Nanosite, or nano-site, has been used to refer to interactive rich media ads that bring some of a website's content and functionality into the ad unit.

In popular cultureEdit

In Neal Stephenson's novel The Diamond Age a nanosite represents a microscopic entity with a specific function, not necessarily deleterious, but also within biopolitics policies: "[...] the court physician had introduced a set of nanosites— nanotechnological parasites—under the supervision of Miss Pao."[1]


  1. ^ Stephenson, Neal (1995). The Diamond Age. Bantam Spectra. p. 132.