Have you ever wondered what billions of connections, mapped out looks like. Mark Zuckerberg today released a map of the world, represented in friend connections on Facebook. The more friends you have in your area, the darker it is. The map also links each friend, creating an almost-magical view of the world.
A few Things To Notice
- First of all, this map makes clear just how far we have to come in making the world smaller. Most connections are clearly within the same country, and even the same region. Will this map change as we become a (excuse the oxymoron) more global earth?
- Secondly, there are noticeable gaps in the middle east, and South America. This map is a good reminder not to take for granted the freedom of information we enjoy. Many around the globe aren’t able to do the same, either thanks to the cost of technology, or the law of their nation.
What does this map tell you? Leave a comment with your observations
Facebook Updates are a pain, we get it. No need to incessantly write a status update complaining each time it changes, which is seemingly every week. Only weeks after the first 2013 facebook update, an updated profile/timeline, facebook is working on rolling out their recently announced new layout, one based on a more modern design and with a greater focus on search.
But one brilliant facebooker/filmmaker, also behind this brilliant video on honest cable companies, decided for his latest video to imagine what life would be like if run by Facebook. What would happen if our lives relied upon the latest update, and Facebook updates meant the entire layout of our homes shifting?
It’s pretty hilarious, and it’s embedded below. Check it out.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook is now an adult, but how would he describe himself at 15? We have an exclusive description found on a long-abandoned webpage of the tech prodige. See this long lost, hilarious childhood photo as well.
Hi, my name is…Slim Shady. No, really, my name is Slim Shady. Just kidding, my name is Mark (for those of you that don’t know me) and I live in a small town near the massive city of New York. I am currently 15 years old and I just finished freshman year in high school. I have remodeled this website in an attempt that perhaps some search engine will recognize it. I am trying to promote my new AOL Program, The Vader Fader, which you can download elsewhere on this site. It is a decent fader. If you have any comments about this website, the java applets on it, or the Vader Fader which I am trying to promote, please contact me. My E-Mail address is at the bottom of this page.