“Two researchers, [former Trinity College lecturer] Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute, have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, above. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet users there.”
“The map makes for a brief, informative look at how geographic—and universal—certain web tastes and habits are.”
They also created this old timey map-style, below:
Previously: Twitter Hate In The USA
Full interactive whatsit here.
Thanks Phil Noonan
Cardiff-based illustrator Ed Fairburn extrapolates portraits of human faces ‘hidden’ in the topographical features of various maps of the world.
(Above: Ink on a vintage street map of Cambridge, reproduced military maps of the Western Front (World War II); Lake Windermere; an original Michelin map of France (2 pix) and a vintage street map of Paris.)
He also sells them as prints.
Sarah Kliff, from the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, writes:
“According to the Census, there are 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or partially Irish. That number is, incidentally, seven times larger than the population of Ireland itself (4.68 million). Irish is the second-most common ancestry among Americans, falling just behind German.”
“There is exactly one neighborhood in the entire country that has a majority-Irish population, according to the data Kolko looked at: Breezy Point in Queens. There, 54.3 percent of the population claims Irish ancestry.”
Read more here.
Previously: Meanwhile, In Breezy Point
Thanks Edward Gash