World Internet Connections Mapped

Blake Haslip


Spending a lot of time on the internet, you might be forgiven for forgetting what a tiny little corner of it you inhabit.  All the sights you know and visit only make a miniscule fraction of the internet population, as illustrated by this map by the Information Geography project at the Oxford Internet Institute.

The map takes data from 2011 and turns it into a surprising visual representation of internet users and total connections. The world would certainly look different if geographical borders depended on internet presence, to say the least. The size of a country on this map corresponds with the amount of users connected to the internet in that country, whilst the color of the country relates the percentage of people with an internet in that country.

Unsurprisingly, China’s huge population translates to a bloated country on the map, though its connectivity was only between 40 and…

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