Anyone who puts a clustr map on their blog knows how you feel when you first see the little red dots appearing. First up, you’re amazed that anyone is reading at all, and then you’re amazed to find that they’re coming from many different parts of the world. It’s one of the visible signs of our flattening world and our ability to connect with like minds who we’ve never physically met.
Just the other day I checked in with my Clustr map and discovered this;
‘This map will be archived on approximately 2nd Feb 2009’.
Now I knew this happened, but I didn’t know they notified you. So I’m going to have to adapt to a blank Clustr map in the coming days. They suggest you take a screenshot for posterity’s sake. Hence the above picture.
Ahhh well. It doesn’t matter so much to me now the accumulation of red dots, but it does act as a good talking point when you try to explain to people new to the world of blogging just what the big deal is. I’ll watch with interest over the coming days as it reverts to a blank landscape.