Imagine how the world would look like, if it was made of social networks. This is probably an idea that popped into the minds of the people at Flowtown, who made this infographic with the explanation:
“social networks have changed dramatically in the past few years with new networks dominating and other networks fading into internet oblivion”
The graphic shows the many different social networks out there placed into a map – the size of a geographic area corresponding to an estimate size of users of the network. Facebook seems to be the largest country on the map, and it is a really fast indicator of where to spend your social media efforts. It is simple and an illustrative way to show the different scale between networks.
Besides it is a fun idea to include areas such as the ‘volcanic island of iphone apps’, ‘farmville valley or ‘lake of myspace bands’. The map is really inclusive so be sure to get all the details as well.
The image is compiled Flowtown with consultancy from USA Today, Alexa,com, Compete.com, MSNBC.com, Wikipedia.com, About.com, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, TechCrunch.com, Lulake.com and the Wall Street Journal.
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