The Facebook-less Africa: Where Electronic Social Networks Don’t Reach
November 22, 2011 Editor 0
You know the amazing photograph of the earth at night showing all the lights of population centers around the world. And you’ve seen the Facebook friendship map that shows where the concentrations of Facebook users are around the globe.
Ian Wojtowicz mashed those two images together to get The UnFacebook World. The dark lines are Facebook usage and the bight yellow dots are where there are population centers that have bright lights at night but no Facebook friends.
Do you notice anything odd about Africa? How about that São Tomé and Príncipe have electricity but no Facebook and the millions in Rwanda, Burundi, and DRC have neither Facebook nor electrical lights at night.
This is a stark visual reminder that not everyone one is on FB, regardless of the hype around Facebook usage doubling in a month across Africa in 2011.
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