While I was reading the New York Times this morning, a series of articles lead me to this visual. Not only does it look awesome, but it speaks to a few different aspects of the discussions we have been having lately. For one, how do we define "friendship" and how has the internet, specifically Facebook, changed that? I think it is fascinating to think about what a friendship visual like this would have looked like 10, 20 , 80 years ago.
The visual also gives interesting perspective on the spread and use of technology, the internet, and online social networks. Compare 'friendship' between the US and Europe with that of Africa or the south west portion of South America for example.