Jan 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm #1267749
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Staring at the above map…
1. Despite being the second largest country in the world, most all Canadians live close to the US — so they pretty much blend in with us.
2. Fascinating how the US is divided so neatly into two halves — practically a straight line from north to south! Population sparses out just as soon as you leave the prairie states — until you reach the Pacific coast.
3. Great graphical depiction of developed vs. developing vs. under-developing countries. Pity Africa. But Philippines and Indonesia are surprisingly well lit.
4. Australia is almost one big empty space — except for the east coast (Sydney/Melbourne) and a bit on the west (Perth).
5. Except for Turkey and Indonesia — most all Muslim countries are dimmed way down. Did Facebook insult the prophet or something?
6. China and Russia are conspicuously absent! Both have their own domestic "friend" networks. Additionally, China actively blocks out Facebook!
Feel free to add your observations!Jan 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm #1684356
drowning in spamMember
I'm not surprised about the Philippines. They've been on my radar since the ILOVEYOU virus. Now they're the #1 source of spammers on a site I moderate. Several of my family members in the PI are on FB too.Jan 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm #1684421
James TownsendBPL Member
@j21a2t89Locale: South Wales
Is it just me or does europe look like the welsh dragon?Jan 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm #1684441
Miguel ArboledaBPL Member
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Looks more like an angel with back problems!Jan 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm #1684458
@cbertLocale: N. California
looks like a griffin
go Gryffindor!Jan 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm #1684467
@dharmabumpkinLocale: San Gabriel Mtns
When you play XBOX it shows a map of active players online that looks nearly identical. I cant wait for the next thing that blows facebook outta the water, its only a matter of time and hopefully a website that respects its users' privacy.Jan 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm #1684485
Greg MihalikBPL Member
"cant wait for the next thing that blows facebook outta the water, its only a matter of time…"
Well, given the $500M of private funds recently invested, it won't happen soon.Jan 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm #1684593
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> Australia is almost one big empty space — except for the east coast (Sydney/Melbourne) and a bit on the west (Perth).
Pretty accurate depiction of the population distribution.
And equally of the availability (or scarcity) of water.
CheersJan 16, 2011 at 2:51 am #1684643
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I don't understand the popularity or useful purpose of Facebook.
But then I get PO'd if someone sends me a text message on my phone… why don't they just call me? But then, I usually don't answer my phone either.Jan 16, 2011 at 5:11 am #1684651
Hiking MaltoBPL Member
This photo shows a very similiar profile. It would be a good indication of the power availability and population density on earth.Jan 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm #1684848
@tremeloLocale: San Jacinto Mountains
> 5. Except for Turkey and Indonesia — most all Muslim countries are dimmed way down. Did Facebook insult the prophet or something?
Seriously, where is their priorities in feeding the IAO's data mining project?!? pfft
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