The Updated Map of Online Communities

Illustration for article titled The Updated Map of Online Communities
Illustration for article titled The Updated Map of Online Communities

The Map of Online Communities has always been one of my favorite xkcd images, so I'm happy to see that it's been updated. And I'm amazed to see just how our views of various communities have changed over time.

Remember that you can click on images for a closer look.

For reference, this is the original Map of Online Communities:

Illustration for article titled The Updated Map of Online Communities
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Can you believe only about three years have passed between the two slightly scientific images? [xkcd]

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FartyMcPooPants
FartyMcPooPants

My favourite section is the break out boxes in the top left, we can ooo and ahhh at the size of Facebook as much as we want, but those boxes put it all into context, look at the size of e-mail and sms, then in the next box compare that to people talking (I'm going to have to say that the size of spoken language is one of those that he guessed)