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xkcd - Map of Online Communities

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?”

[Source: xkcd – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. via NOTCOT: Blogipeligo]

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Map of online communities and related points of interest. Geographic area represents estimated size of membership. Not a complete survey. Sizes on best figures. Involved some guesswork. Do not use for navigation.

xkcd - The Compass-Rose-Shaped Island

The Compass-Rose-Shaped Island

  • North: Practical
  • East: Focus on Web
  • South: Intellectuals
  • West: Focus on Real Life

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North: Practical

xkcd - Qwghlm (Taggum)

Qwghlm (Taggum) – Inner Qwghlm and Outer Qwghlm.

xkcd - EMISA: Entwicklungsmethoden für Informationssysteme und Deren Anwendung

The Icy North (Yahoo, Windows Live), AOL, Unknown Mountain – EMISA: Entwicklungsmethoden für Informationssysteme und Deren Anwendung (Development Methods for Information Systems and Their Application)?

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West: Focus on Real Life

xkcd - Attractive MySpace Pages

Friendster, MySpace, Attractive MySpace Pages, Orkut, Cyworld, FaceBook

xkcd - Bay of Angst

Bay of Angst – Xanga, LiveJournal

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South: Intellectuals

xkcd - The Blogipeligo

The Blogipeligo – The Huffington Post (HuffPo), Shipwreck of the B.S. Howard Dean, Cory Doctorow’s Balloon, Post Secret, BoingBoing, Technorati, Engadget, Gizmodo, MAKE Zine

xkcd - Wikipedia & Google’s Volcano Fortress

The Wikipedia Project, MIT, Usenet, IRC Isles, Richard Stallman’s Airship, Google’s Volcano Fortress, SourceForge

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East: Focus on Web

xkcd - Straits of Web 2.0

Straits of Web 2.0 – DeviantART (Gays of Web 2.0), Last.fm, Flickr, The Bit Torrent, Pizco, Youtube, P2P Shoals

xkcd - Viral Straits

Viral Straits – Digg, Fark, Reddit, Slashdot, Soviet Russia, Something Awful, SPAAARTA (YTMND), Stumble Upon, del.icio.us, Numa, Your Base, Sea of Memes

xkcd - Ocean Of Subculture

Ocean Of Subculture – 4chan, 2Channel

xkcd - Here Be Anthropomorphic Dragons

Here Be Anthropomorphic Dragons – Second Life, Third Life, Lineage, Runescape, World of Warcraft, Ultima Online, EverQuest, Final Fantasy, Yahoo Games, Noob Sea

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Written by cthulhu

May 3, 2007 at 2:57 am

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