Online Communities v.2

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Randall Munroe, creator of the online webcomic xkcd has updated his well known Online Communities map for 2010. It looks similar but the “countries” have changed quite a lot since the first iteration, created in 2007. MySpace was still huge then, and Facebook was smaller than both Orkut and Xanga. Now Facebook occupies nearly all of the top continent and has it’s own little kingdoms within it. Twitter doesn’t even feature on the 2007 map, while now it’s a large island.

It’s interesting to note that the first comic was number 256 while the new one is 802; it certainly has been awhile.

xkcd: Online Communities 2

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