Oct 6 10

Map of Online Communities

by Michelle Catin

Back in February, I blogged about Randall Munroe’s map of online communities that illustrated our virtual realm as it appeared in 2007. Today, he posted a revised map on his site, XKCD. No surprise to see Facebook as the biggest country, as it currently has more than 500 million active users.

Take a look at both maps and notice the remarkable differences that occurred in just three years.

2007 Map

XKCD Map of Online Communities 2007

2010 Map

XKCD Map of Online Communities 2010

It’s a testament to the fact that some online communities come and go, while others inspire major motion pictures. ;) Can’t wait to see what this map looks like three years from now. How do you see it changing?

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  1. Ah ha! You do read XKCD. Now we need to work on your RTing me when I grab them. ;-)

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