xkcd’s map of online communities

This map from webcomic xkcd is absolutely cool:

xkcd’s map of online communities

Among my favourite bits: The sunken island of Usenet, the small “Attractive MySpace Pages” peninsula in proportion to the huge MySpace kingdom, and how the Bay of Angst shores on Xanga and LiveJournal.

(Speaking of weird maps, you should really check out the Strange Maps blog if you haven’t yet!)

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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1 Response to xkcd’s map of online communities

  1. mcyclops says:

    Excellent pages!
    BTW, I see you are working in your research as hard as I am 8P

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