Twitter and Flickr, Rich and Poor, and the West

This morning I ran across this map of Twitter and Flickr activity around the world.  The blue dots represent Twitter activity, while the orange-ish ones represent Flickr photo uploads.

I think the prevalence of activity in the West says something about the world, although I haven’t nailed down exactly what that is yet.

It’s related to something I’ve been thinking about recently: what it means to be rich and what it means to be poor, how even the poor in the west are quite well off compared with the poor elsewhere.

Map by Eric Fisher

Posted at 11:18 AM on September 5th, 2011
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