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The World As We Know It…


… is always changing, especially if we are talking about the social media world.

The genius comic xkcd published a new improved map of the online communities world last week, and I have been meaning to share it here for a while, but I guess was distracted by pretty shoes… oops!

Online Communities 2

You should definitely click on the link and explore this masterpiece of topographic genius in a close up, as it is truly hilarious. I spent quite some time feeling like an adventurous explorer in this familiar yet unknown land of social media places of interest.

And after having felt like a tourist in my hometown I completed the exploration and thought… I have seen that, but not quite that… wait a minute… and after few clicks there it was…

The previous topographic masterpiece from like 3 years ago (yeah, you guessed it I have been an avid xkcd fan for quite some time). This is the map that was published quite some time ago…

Online Communities Original

The fascinating thing is how much our world has changed for like 3 years… communities have shifted, new countries have emerged, the great exodus from myspace to facebook has been completed, some parts of the social media land have sunk into the ocean of nonexistence… the map now is significantly different from the map 3 years ago.

And I got to thinking what is there to come? What is going to be the topography of 2013? That is what makes me happy with social media is that we don’t really know, because the next facebook might come up tomorrow (and yes I use facebook as a metaphor for “the next big thing”, how cute is that?) But whatever comes up, it will be an exciting adventure to explore it too…

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