Facebook map of the world

This Facebook map of the world shows the connections between about 10 million friends.

This Facebook map of the world shows the connections between about 10 million friends, according to Paul Butler, a Facebook intern with their data infrastructure engineering team.  It’s a map of the human world of relations, not just one of roads and political divisions.

Facebook map of the world shows friends connections

See human footprint from space

“Each line might represent a friendship made while traveling, a family member abroad, or an old college friend pulled away by the various forces of life,” writes Butler, who created the Facebook map of the world.

Jorge Salazar