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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Facebook Friendships Map the World
Each thread connects pairs of friends, and the brighter the line, the more pairs there are.
The surprisingly accurate outline of the continents and islands was entirely unexpected -- as Paul himself declared in a blog post on his facebook page, where he also reveals how he went about creating this mindbending picture of an internet-using globe.
Note that China and Russia are largely invisible, a hint of government suppression of social networking, perhaps?