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January 30, 2008 6:59 PM   Subscribe

Web Trend Map 2008 Beta.
posted by signal (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's got "featured on boingboing" written all over it.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:42 PM on January 30, 2008


Funny, I JUST saw the 2007 map while browsing the SmashingMagazine blog's post Data Visualization: A Modern Approach.
posted by blastrid at 7:45 PM on January 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


Why is kotaku clear on the other side of the map from 1up.com? And I haven't heard of half of these websites. What is the layout supposed to help us explain?
posted by demiurge at 7:45 PM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Big, A3 PDF

Is that like a C-size?

/american
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:53 PM on January 30, 2008


Because nothing attracts the babes like nailing a bus schedule to your dorm wall.
posted by hal9k at 8:08 PM on January 30, 2008


What is the layout supposed to help us explain?

The subway map is from the Tokyo Train system. The placement of each site sorta seems grouped categorically, but not very well IMHO.

So essentially, nothing. Just an interesting presentation of popular websites.
posted by blastrid at 8:11 PM on January 30, 2008


"300 of the most influential and successful websites and pinned them down to the greater Tokyo-area train map"

why? The correlation is?
posted by HuronBob at 8:12 PM on January 30, 2008


The correlation is "If I make it look like a subway map, it'll get featured on the most popular blog, because one of the writers there is completely gobsmacked with data presented in the form of a subway system mash up."

The only way to insure it was featured on boingboing any more was to somehow include either steampunk or disney world.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:20 PM on January 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


I don't see MeFi there ...
posted by 5MeoCMP at 8:26 PM on January 30, 2008


The placement of each site sorta seems grouped categorically,

Really? Because placing Xanga between Pandora and Second Life makes absolutely no sense to me. And that was one of the more understandable neighborhoods.
posted by Miko at 8:41 PM on January 30, 2008


The placement of each site sorta seems grouped categorically shoehorned

FTFY
posted by 5MeoCMP at 8:43 PM on January 30, 2008


so the trend is more sex?
posted by parmanparman at 10:10 PM on January 30, 2008


Not so much Information Architecture as Mashup Masturbation.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:34 AM on January 31, 2008


I can't read
posted by parmanparman at 4:37 AM on January 31, 2008


Is it down? I'm getting a 404.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:34 AM on January 31, 2008


Link to a pdf of the map
posted by Reverend John at 9:23 AM on January 31, 2008


Actually, it makes more sense than I expected.
posted by batmonkey at 2:08 PM on January 31, 2008


Is it wrong of me to breath a sigh of relief at being unable to find most of my favorite sites on here?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:17 PM on January 31, 2008


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