Information Architects Japan – Web Trend Map 2007 2.0


I wanted to write about this earlier but deadlines have been a little crazy lately.

Here it is if you haven’t already seen it; the Web Trend Map 2007 from Information Architects Japan. According to the architects, it’s a map of the “200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective.”

Awesome stuff.

Looking at the map, I started thinking about how the sites are all linked together, in a linear path, but then I noticed that they don’t overlap.

Then, I thought about the eventuality of mobile number portability in Malaysia, which lets mobile phone users to retain their numbers even when they switch mobile phone networks. I wondered; would it ever be possible for people with Friendster accounts to comment on their friend’s Facebook profiles and vice versa? It’s a bitch having like 3 different social networking accounts and anyway, it would be kind of cool to start bombing your Facebook mates who refuse to join Virb because they’re having too much fun turning people into vampires.

Speaking of social networking, can anyone actually see Virb anywhere on the map?

Or do I need to start using contact lenses?


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  1. Pingback: OpenSocial = The Social Networking Standards « (dis)information architecture

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