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Age of Internet Empires


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Mark Graham (@geoplace) and Stefano De Sabbata (@maps4thought) of Information Geographies have released a map of featuring the websites most frequently visited by people in all the countries in the world.

The map, titled Age of Internet Empires, uses data from web analytics company Alexa. It is visualized in the style of an old colonial map and named after the popular computer game Age of Empire.

Graham and De Sabbata found that Google and Facebook dominated, "Google is the most visited website in most of Europe, North America, and Oceania. Facebook, in contrast, is the most visited website in most of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as much of the Spanish-speaking Americas."

In Asia, the dominance of Google and Facebook is challenged by national websites like Baidu of China and Yandex of Russia. Interestingly, Yahoo! made it to the list in two countries - it made the top list in Japan and Taiwan.

When Graham and De Sabbata looked at the most visited website per country weighed by Internet population, Google claimed top spot, followed by Baidu (because of China's outsized population) and then Facebook.

Read the original article over at Information Geographies - via FastCo

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