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terça-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2010


Esta é a 'imagem' do mundo segundo as ligações entre os milhões de utilizadores do Facebook. As manchas mais brancas são aquelas em que o tráfego é muito maior. O seu autor, Paul Butler, começou por querer visualizar as suas ligações pessoais pelo mundo fora e daí... deu nisto!

Facebook Intern Paul Butler was interested in the locations of friendships, so he decided to create a visualization of Facebook connections around the globe. How local are our friends? Where are the highest concentration of friendships? How do political and geological boundaries affect them?
Butler started by using a sample of 10 million friend pairs, correlated them with their current cities and then mapped that data using the longitude and latitude of each city.
That was the easy part. Creating the right effect to show connecting relationships between thousands of cities proved to be a challenge.

[via Mashable]

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