Sailing The Sea Of Memes

This is but a small sampling of the awesome, updated Map of Online Communities by xkcd. The first one was in 2008 and you can see how much the land of MySpace has shrunk in two years. I also enjoyed Kanye's Island of Sadness and the Hastag Games Whose Popularity Confuses and Depresses You. Bonus: Neatorama got its own island! (Thanks to @benelling for the heads up)

Previously on Popped Culture...


  1. One of the interesting challenges of online life is discovering huge, established communities that I've never heard of before.

  2. I know exactly what you mean - had it happen just the other day with Get Glue. Had no idea what it was but found loads of people I knew on it. That's why this kind of cartography is essential.