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Facebook on Earth Map - 12/2010

Facebook on Earth

Paul Butler, an intern on Facebook’s data infrastructure engineering team, has produced a fascinating map of the cyber-connected planet.

You may be familiar with photographs of planet Earth from space that shows human generated lighting. You know, your back porch light,  factories, streetlights, vehicle in the interstate, lights, etc.  This new digital rendering is different. It visualizes the computer-based relationships of people on the planet. Cyberspace is shown to be real people living in not only the urban cores, but, the remotest outposts of the Arctic tundra, villages on Pacific atolls, and oases of the desert.

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