Worldwide Friendships: Mapping Facebook Connections

December 15, 2010

Worldwide Friendships: Mapping Facebook Connections

We know that Facebook is a useful tool for connecting with friends around the world. Paul Butler decided to create a visual map of Facebook friends and see what the connections looked like.


The results were pretty amazing. Paul took a sampling of 10 million pairs of Facebook friends and created a formula for mapping their friendships. The above map is created by charting the location of the Facebook friends. As you can see, it shows a pretty clear world wide map.

Other map design posts you may enjoy:

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Lisa Andrews

Lisa Andrews

I'm Lisa. I own Scrapbook Circle where I design monthly scrapbooking kits. I love spending time with my family, traveling, eating chocolate and creating things out of paper. I write for the design blog at I write about my crafting adventures on my blog, Enjoying Everyday.

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