Information Architects Japan posted a Web Trend Map 2008 mapped on the Tokyo Subway system.
I found it via boingboing.net post.
This is a cool map, but it really doesn't convey the information in a good manner:
- Why is Skype, eBay, Paypal and Messenger on the same line?
- Why is Gawker, Adobe and IBM on the same line?
- It's great that Google is the downtown, by why is Flickr and Facebook closer to downtown than Google?
A better way to represent this information is categorize by website type (news, gaming, social networking, media, portal, etc) and/or use a tag cloud to 'connect the dots'.
I would then like to see what shows up downtown and what is considered to be in the suburbs.