Friday, March 25, 2011

social media maps, 2007 vs 2010

Just came across this artifact from 2007, buried in the depths of my computer. Brilliant cartography of ancient world, created by XKCD.


Online search took me to 2010 update created by Ethan Bloch of Flowtown. Fascinating to compare shifts in topographies. But is LinkedIn really still Timbuktu?


5 comments:

Alan Wolk said...

Thanks for finding this. Seeing the change laid out visually really shows how drastic it's been.

California Girl said...

Learning to navigate and keep my bearings is an ongoing challenge.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Thanks, Alan. Glad u like. Fascinating, isn't it, the shifting borders and populations of countries like FB and MySpace. Orkut's still around?? who knew??

Oh, California Girl, I believe we're all there in that boat with you.

Kym Hamer said...

Oh I love this...enough to print it out and stick it up at my desk tomorrow morning! Thanks!

Francesca said...

Oh wow, I remember this! Great to see an updated version. I mean, the whole world pretty much knows how MySpace sank, as Facebook grew, but it's still fun to see it in graphic terms. Thanks for posting!