Monday, September 07, 2015

Global Facebook Friends

Mapping the World's Friendships is an interesting map visualizing cross border connections on Facebook. The map allows you to explore the number of Facebook friends which exist between different countries and which countries have the strongest connections on Facebook.

Click on a country on the map and the circular country markers adjust in size to show where Facebook users in that country have the most friends in other countries. For example, if you click on France on the map, you will see that French Facebook users have a lot of friends in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

All three countries were former colonies / protectorates of France and France has large numbers of citizens with family in these three countries. This reflects a pattern that you can see over and over on the Mapping the World's Friendships map, where the biggest friendship connections between countries usually reflect the amount of migration between those countries.

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