Monday, January 26, 2009

Think we're an Internet Powerhouse...?

In the US we sometimes get a little 'US-Centric' in our view of the world. This map puts us in our place just a bit...

Each country has a unique two-letter country code on the Internet called 'Top Level Domains' - Below is a map of the world, using those country codes. Each country is displayed as it's corresponding country code in a font size relative to its population. So countries with big populations appear as bigger letters on the map, small countries look tiny.

It's a neat idea that really shows you the US's place in the online world, especially as China and India (.cn and .in) both look huge here, despite having been scaled down 30% to fit within their geography.

Kind of makes you think about the world in the next generation, eh?