Sheer genius

Way back in 2007, just as I started reading it, XKCD did a map of t’internet, showing how big each major part of it was relative to other parts.

And now, they’ve updated it.

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It really is essential that you click to embiggen – some of the detail is amazing. First big difference: look at the relative sizes of Facebook and MySpace in 2007 and 2010. And then look just a little west-south-west of centre on the 2010 map: around the Snob sound…

Also, as I was writing this TLW walked in and said the following: “You know, whenever I walk in and you’re looking at something spectacularly geeky, you act just like I’d caught you looking at porn…”


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