In the Northern Spring of 2007, Randall Munroe from xkcd created the following map to represent the real estate value of online communities;
Interestingly, they created a new one in October of this year that looks like this;
You can see the incredible demise of MySpace and the rise of Facebook, Farmville and Twitter in the recent incarnation. I don’t even know what Happy Farm is!! Visit The Green Eyed Monster’s blog where you can click on the same image and use the magnifier to look at it closely. It’s very interesting, and something to use with our students. It’s something they will be able to relate to I’m sure.
- xkcd’s Updated Map of Online Communities (laughingsquid.com)
- Webcomic xkcd Maps Out the World of Online Communities (managingcommunities.com)
- XKCD’s Online Communities map, part 2 – the online world, visualized with loads of funny (boingboing.net)