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

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 15:55:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://xkcd.com/802/
> 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":
> http://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map
> -- phoebe

Pretty neat; maybe porn isn't on the map because there is a continent
devoted to it somewhere else. Not surprised that Wikimedia is small -
as a "social network" we're pretty tiny, if you don't include readers.

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