The World According to the Internet

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There are many ways to define the boundaries of our world.  In an attempt to gain more insights into our digital lives and poke some fun at the internet, about a year ago, Randall Munroe of XKCD updated his well-known map of online communities. Over the past year, there also seems to have been an explosion of infographics around how our online communities define the boundaries of our tangible world.  It’s amazing to see how crisply our online interactions follow our existing geo-political boundaries (and interesting to see where this isn’t the case!).

The Planet according to… Facebook Friendshipsxlarge facebookworld The World According to the Internet

Europe according to… Twitter Languages
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India according to… Panoramio Photo Uploads (tourists)
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The United States according to… Twitter and Flickr Users
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Texas according to… Flickr Photos
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Make your own map of the ______ according to _______ using our Geo API.  We’d love to see a map of the world according to geo-tagged Wikipedia articles or instances of towns with “Fort” in the name around the world… the possibilities are endless!  Also, if you’ve seen some awesome maps of the world according to the internet, we’d love to see them.

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