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Monday, August 23, 2010

The 2010 Social Networking Map

This is an absolutely fascinating image - it shows the number of users for different social media platforms as the size of countries on a map. Click the link above for the full size splendor. 

Facebook is smack in the middle with the largest population, that's no surprise. But I am surprised by Habbo, which I had never heard of before seeing this map. I love the way that the old social networks are fading away as the frontier moves on.

This is a fantastic example of how data can be conveyed using images for powerful effect. If I just put up the numbers you would see a few things, but you wouldn't notice the relationship between the blogging sites (around the Bay of Tags) or the vast expanse of wikis online. 

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