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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Coolwired's curator insight, August 31, 2014 10:04 AM

This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

Mel Leggatt's curator insight, November 20, 2014 11:36 AM

A really excellent visual resource for understanding how the Internet has and continues to evolve.

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So We Have No Free Will, But At Least We Are Influencing Half Of The World

So We Have No Free Will, But At Least We Are Influencing Half Of The World | Complex Systems and X-Events | Scoop.it

In times of easy access to the Internet and cheap travel, we consider ourselves part of a global society, but how connected this really makes us will surprise many of us.

A Portuguese research group has found that social networks are allowing us to influence people everywhere, and not only those that we know, but also people that we never or will ever meet, which is nothing short of extraordinary.

 

 


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