Facebook MapBy Mark Natividad | December 19th, 2010 in Technology
A Facebook intern has created a map of the world made by joining the dots between friendships.
The map displays friendships between Facebook users as light blue lines on a deep blue background.
The eastern half of the US, Europe and parts of Indonesia shine the brightest, while China, Russia and central Africa are mainly dark.
Paul Butler, an intern with the social networking website’s data infrastructure engineering team, said the map was based on about 10 million friendships.