An Delightful New Map of Online Communities

In 2007, famed web cartoonist Randall Munroe drew this great map of online communities. Today, he released a wonderful new version of the map. He’s worked hard, apparently, to build the map to scale. Hence the huge landmass that Facebook covers. I also like how he’s clustered a lot of the foreign social networks into a kind of Southeast Asia in the western quadrant of the map.

Click to view the big version on

Can you spot Kanye’s Isle of Sadness?

I’ve been a long time fan of xkcd, and was delighted when Russell gave us permission to use a particularly insightful comic about YouTube commenters in our book.

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