mapping the Middle East: Lumeta
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on September 30, 2008
For today, something beautiful and scientific mapped into one: Lumeta’s Internet mapping project, which includes this lyrical (okay, slightly alien-looking) map of Internet usage in the Middle East. (And no, I don’t know why Afghanistan and Pakistan are included here – one of the many moments in which stereotypes override geography.)
The map shows IPs rather than individual users, and I’m not sure how it accounts for Lebanese providers’ tendency to use European IPs (hence my confusion in 2007 when I suddenly found myself online from Lithuania). But its still a lovely map, and an interesting way to visualize our use of the Internet.