Awesome Infographic: Map of Online Communities

The good folks over at xkcd have updated their map of online communities for 2010, and things are looking pretty different compared to their map from 2007. Creator Randall Munroe explains that, rather than attempt to estimate raw traffic, he used “total social activity” as his main metric. “Communities rise and fall, and total membership numbers are no longer a good measure of a community’s current size and health,” Munroe explains. “This updated map uses size to represent total social activity in a community – that is, how much talking, playing, sharing, or other socializing happens there.” He accomplished through many sources, including Google, Bing, Wikipedia, Reddit, and the New York Times. Click through to check it out.

You can also take a look at the super zoomed in version.

[via The Daily What]