Mapping the online world

This map of the Internet (full size) may have just been posted on Monday at the IAOC blog, but it looks like something drawn circa 2005.

A map of online communities, via IAOC blog
A map of online communities, via IAOC blog

Where’s Twitter? It’s this map’s equivalent of Waldo. And look how huge MySpace is compared to Facebook? Looks like our map needs to be redrawn.

But that’s the nature of the online world, isn’t it? As son as we think we can set boundaries around something, the terrain shapeshifts into something heretofore unrecognizable.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

5 thoughts on “Mapping the online world”

  1. Andy, Reminds me of something from a fantasy novel. One of those multi-series works that you know won’t be very good even as you start getting hooked. And you know it’s going to last for at least six volumes, if not more, so you’ve committed yourself to six years of waiting to see how the damn thing ends.

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