Abridged Map of the Social Media Universe

There are 50 new social media sites created every day. That’s not a fact based on anything factual, just  a fact based on the concept that the creation of new ones never cease.

To make a map of the social media landscape would be to create something that is likely outdated in a few months (weeks?) but that’s exactly what the folks over at Overdrive Interactive did. This tremendous resource might not be easy to read at first, but once you see the beauty of the organization and visualizations, you may realize it’s an invaluable tool.

Obviously, you’ll want to click on the image to enlarge it.

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  1. Jim, thanks for sharing the links and info. These maps will be really useful resources in my consultations.

  2. Rory Fitzpatrick

    Great, they created a List 2.0*

    * pointless use of infographic to illustrate a concept, the list, widely understood the world over

  3. JD Rucker

    Thanks Andrew!

    Rory, you’re absolutely right. It’s just fun to look at (and print and post on the wall).