Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Infographic: How Facebook connections mirror old empires

This is a fantastic interactive infographic, and one of the reasons why The Economist is still going strong in the digital age.

Notice how strong this ties are between the old imperial nations and their former 'subject' nations. Looks like old imperialist ties translate into our social media connections too.

Simply put, we still have relatives and connections in old imperial countries, and thanks to a steady, healthy flow of economic migration, the world is slowly becoming a more connected place, despite it's sad, shadowy past.

Full interactive chart below:

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