The Facebook Curtain

This picture is an global illustration of Facebook users. One interesting pattern is a kind of global Facebook Wall or Curtain, which is somewhat related to the old Iron Curtain. The whole area including the former USSR and China, along with other adjacent autocracies like Burma and North Korea, is pretty much a Facebook void. This might reflect some combination of language barriers, preference for other social networks in Russia and China, and maybe role for Internet censorship by the certain authorities. Overall, an interesting picture.

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