Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Online Communities

You spend the better part of your free time in front of a computer?  You're reading this blog, which likely means you've either got a blog of your own, or experimented with one, or are planning to start one at some point.  Now, I can't really speak for my entire readerbase, but I'm willing to bet a lot of you spend more than that 'recommended amount of time' (as per medical professionals) in front of a PC daily.  Heck, my job keeps me at a computer for 7 hours a day, and then I go home to one.

So, you don't get out as much as you like.  Well, that's not a problem, this is the Internet.  It's easier than ever to meet people.  It's not even worth mentioning as news if a couple meets online and gets married, be it on a social networking site, or a computer game.  Heck, one of my best friends plays WoW, and currently he and his sweetie that he met on Warcraft are shopping for a house together.

If you're spending too much time in front of a computer, but are still looking to meet new people, here's where people are interacting on the interwebs or the blogosphere.

So here's a link of some of the biggest online communities.  It's of course, not perfectly to scale (nobody that's got  that kind of data would actually undertake something like this), but it's about as accurate as you're going to find. 

Found at XKCD
(Click on the picture for a link to a massive version).

Offtopic: XKCD is one of my favourite online comics.
As per the creator of XKCD: Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).


  1. Hhehe, nice map, now i know my way around ... get it ? because its a map ? and i now kno ... ii forget it

  2. One of the best xkcd's out there. I haven't read xkcd in a while, it started going down hill a long time ago.

  3. I'm all for bombing the shit out of the farming countries. They infiltrate all societies!