Mapping the World through Facebook

Van Mensvoort
October 7th 2011

This world map is drawn using Facebook connections only. It was created by Paul Butler using connections between 10 million Facebook friends. The result is a remarkably good approximation of most continents and even the borders of some countries appear. China and Russia, however, seem to be missing in the Facebook empire.

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tank101
Posted 14/10/2011 – 22:40

How would the world looking from the point of view of a chinese social network?
should be quite intersting to compare..

Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 09/10/2011 – 13:24

@steve: So? Of course, somewhere the connection with geographical space has to be made. The interesting mapping part is that some regions become very visible, whereas others less so.

Steve
Posted 07/10/2011 – 19:05

"Then I merged the data with the longitude and latitude of each city."

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Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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