by: Lynette Webb

This is a few months old but I like analogies that compare online places to real world geographies … they help to put the scale of developments into a perspective that anyone can comprehend, even those who’ve not visited the site and have barely a clue about ‘social networking’.

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Quote comes from: technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1940641,00.html?g.... In full, it said: "MySpace has more than 110m registered users; if it were a country it would be the 10th biggest in the world, just behind Mexico."

Image from Flickr CC www.flickr.com/photos/wili/284084730/ thanks to wili_hybrid
It’s actually of a street in London, rather than Mexico which may have been more apt. But, besides likely the colours, I like how this shows lots of people, some in groups, some looking around, not everyone going in the same direction… To me, it’s a metaphor for how social network/community sites like MySpace feel when you’re using them. 

Original Post: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/380604842/

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