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The 'Internets' From a Global Perspective

The 'Internets' From a Global Perspective

Thanks to Chris Harrison, we can now get a visual of Internet connectivity around the globe. Chris used data from The Dimes Project which revealed 89,344 connections to create his world map masterpiece. As you can see, North America and Europe have way more connections than Africa or South America. Chris says:

"It is important to note that this only reflects density of connections, and not usage. Hundreds of people may utilize a single connection in an internet cafe, often the only form of connectivity people have access to in developing nations."

I wonder if there's a way to access Internet usage data from around the globe as Internet connectivity is most likely driven by commerce, economics and the need for technological integration. Therefore, it would be interesting to see how many developing countries have Internet access, even if it is limited. via Neatorama

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electricbox electricbox 8 years
I like how Japan is completely lit up.
candi_s candi_s 8 years
that is just awesome. to see the world illuminated like that. kinda also shows you the global distrubution of wealth. if that makes sense?
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
as it says - this only reflects density of connections. while i was in india i noticed how every little town had tons of internet cafes and there would always be about 5-10 people in them (there were usually only a maximum of 10 computers) all the time. but yeah, there are a lot of people in the states and a lot of people with a lot of money (plus having the internet is a lot cheaper there).
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
That is awesome!
horcruxes horcruxes 8 years
it's amazing how much content is on the internet and how many places don't have access to the internet!
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
Haha me too jdots24!
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
Wow, that's actually really neat. US of A rocks!
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
Thats a cool map! I would be in that solid blob over eastern US :P
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