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40 Maps that explain the Internet and its history

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A good example of content curation at work is the Vox feature collection entitled "40 maps that explain the internet", which showcases in a highly digestible and visual format where the Internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.

 

Although at first glance this may look just as a list of maps with descriptions, there's a lot of curation work that can be appreciated by looking just a bit beyond the surface. 

a) Titles and descriptions are well crafted, short, focused, but consistently clear and to the point. 

 

b) The 40 maps are intelligently organized into six different groups: 

How the Internet was createdThe Internet around the worldThreats to the InternetThe geography of online servicesHow America gets onlineHow we use the Internet

 

c) Images of maps sourced from elsewhere are properly credited and linked. 

 

To the ignorant eye, this will look like "oh, just another collection of maps", but to the avid reader, scholar and to the curious enough to look beyond appearances, the value of this editorial work is on how it perfectly hides the amount of complexity and research work it has required while organizing and presenting an extremely clear and comprehensive body of valuable information on the chosen topic.

 

Curated by Timothy B. Lee together with editor Eleanor Barkhorn,

designer Uy Tieu and developer Yuri Victor.


A good example of curation at work. 8/10

 

Full feature: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps ;


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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, June 10, 2014 7:20 AM

40 mapas que explican INTERNET

Chulísimo!!

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:27 AM

Mapping virtual experience…

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Infographic: The Incredible Growth of Web Usage [1984-2013]

Infographic: The Incredible Growth of Web Usage [1984-2013] | Social Foraging | Scoop.it

In the three decades since the Internet evolved from an experimental band of academic and government computer systems into a globe-spanning network of interconnected systems, the amount of time spent online has grown to rival (or even exceed) the time spent living offline. Personal computers, tablets and smartphones have made the connected life a reality, and the number of folks pursuing it has exploded.


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Andrew Earnshaw's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:23 PM

Yes, I too can remember when there wasn't an Internet. Is there an application that's not yet been produced. What next will we all wonder how we did without ?

Al Marqz's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:14 PM

La humanidad en bloque ha optado por la gran Red y de ésta, por las redes sociales... ¡Larga vida a la web!

Pallab Kakoti's curator insight, April 16, 2014 7:44 AM

The rise & rise of web usage is one of the most unifying & reformative development to have impacted on a global scale. An insightful info-graphic that offers a unique purview from the inception days of internet to the latest trend of app usage estimating an annual revenue of $24 billion.

 

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