The 2010 Social Network Map

An interesting feature from Bit Rebels, written by Diana Adams:  Social networking sites are changing so fast. In as little as a matter of weeks, dramatic changes can take place. Even if you have the best intentions, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the pace.

Avid Internet users are known for having short attention spans, so each one of these sites has to work double time to keep our interest. Some sites are able to stand the test of time while others come and go in the blink of an eye.

The wonderful people at Flowtown created this fabulous 2010 Social Networking Map. They consulted USA Today, Alexa.com, Compete.com, MSNBC.com, Wikipedia.com, About.com, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, TechCrunch.com, Sulake.com and the Wall Street Journal to gather their stats and relevant information. As you’ll see on the map, each “geographic area is indicative of the estimated number of users per designated social network.” This very creative way to illustrate this concept makes it simple and easy to understand.

I found this very interesting.  I have been acquainted with social network sites since 2003 and I lost count of the sites where I created an account.  When I take one quick look, I can see that I stumbled upon MOST of them in my seven short years of being a fan of the internet.  I don’t know whether it will be beneficial to me in the long run but my ‘travels’ have been enjoyable so far.  How about you, are you familiar with this map at all?

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