ilovecharts:

Here’s a really interesting photo, an intern from Facebook wanted to examine the locality of friendships, pulling some data from Facebook he created this image. What’s incredible is that lines don’t represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships. Each line is a friendship between two people, and with enough information these friendships give us a surprisingly accurate map of the world, minus Russia, apparently Facebook isn’t too big over there. 

You can read more about how it was made here. Also here is the High Res Version.

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    Alternatively, people in Russia have no friends. Only enemies.
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    Yes. How surprising that people know people in their own city and neighbouring cities without knowing people in places...
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    Where it is innacurate, I would assume there is a lack of internet penetration, IP geolocation information, or the...
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    Shut up Nic. They said SURPRISINGLY accurate. Not 100% accurate. It’s accurate enough that I was surprised, so it gets...
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    ^
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    Every time someone asks if they’re the only one who X I want to punch them in the special snowflake face because...
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    Am I the only one who finds the unlit areas more interesting than the lit ones?
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    also like huge swathes of africa, south america, and asia, but you know
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