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We No Longer Live In Actual Countries But Digital Ones

If we should map our digital life, how would it be? A post from TechCrunch by Alexia Tsotsis tells you how the illustrator Randall Monroe see it. Here is a part of the post:

A lot has changed since illustrator Randall Monroe drew up the original XKCD “Map Of Online Communities” in 2007. In testament to how far we as Internet denizens have come, earlier this week XKCD updated its beloved classic to more accurately reflect the rapidly changing online world of 2010.

From Monroe in 2007:

“I’m waiting for the day when, if you tell someone ‘I’m from the internet’ instead of laughing they just ask, ‘Oh what part?’

Until that day is here (and it’s coming VERY soon, like tomorrow) here’s a quick state of the Internet union; In 2007 the most prominent digital countries were Myspace, FriendsterAOLLive Journal and Xanga … In 2010? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, QQ, Happy Farm and FarmvillePlus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose?
Um, Happy Farm? Yeah that’s right, Chinese MMOPG Happy Farm is bigger than Farmville on the most recent map based  on an interesting Wikipedia statistic of 228 million active users, which would make Farmville at 62 million monthly active users the “second biggest browser based social networking centered farming game in the world.”

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