[Foundation-l] xkcd's map of the internet

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 15:43:04 UTC 2010

xkcd's updated somewhat-but-not-strictly-scientific map of social
communities, where the size of website "territories" is determined by
the size of their userbase & activity, is out:

a) it's hilarious
b) look at how tiny wikimedia talk pages are!

cf 2007 where we were a whole archipelago: http://xkcd.com/256/.
However, the 2nd map is based on "activity" rather than simply number
of users. Also note this is relative size compared to other websites.

Ethan Bloch did an update also that has Wikipedia as being
substantially larger, which uses "estimated number of users":

-- phoebe

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