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Facebook Shows in a Map the Amount of Friendships Between Countries

Published: September 10, 2012

Due to the worldwide popularity of the social network, a good way to measure the link between two countries is by considering the amount of Facebook friendships between their populations. With this in mind, Facebook has published today an interactive map that deals with this issue.

The map allows viewers to click in a country and see the five nations that are more connected to it. Besides, at its lower part, there is a section called “A closer look,” that offers a selection of historical, economic, and linguistic reasons of the connection between certain countries.

In an analysis article below the map, researcher Mia Newman tells us that the strongest links binding these Facebook neighbors are immigration, trade, and the linguistic, cultural, and economic ties created by former colonizations.

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