In the 19th century, the British Empire declared itself as “The empire on which the sun never sets” to describe its extensive global reach, which extended so far as to always have one piece of land in daylight.
In the 21st century, it looks like the same can be said for about.me users. No matter what time of day, somebody is on about.me. We have a global user base that extends across 6 continents (we haven’t gotten to colonizing Antarctica yet, but it’s on our to-do list). Take a look at this neat visualization of about.me users who have chosen to tag their locations:
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Pretty cool, huh? You can scroll around and look for your hometown! It’s worth noting that there are a large proportion of about.me users who choose to keep his/her location private – in that case, you wouldn’t have been included in the above visual.
It’s easy to tell that most of our users are conglomerated in parts of North America, Europe, India, parts of South America, and the Pacific Islands. Good to know we have support in those areas!
Lastly, here’s the same map, but with a more accurate breakdown of the quantities of users in each area of the world. For security reasons, we don’t want to release those exact numbers, but you can probably get a good idea of user density anyway.
Let us know what you think in the comments!
5 responses to Around the World with about.me
Great work Dennis! It’s awesome to see about.me on Guam and Madagascar. So Cool!
Good to see India there. Despite slow internet speeds and low internet penetration India manages to show up in a positive way in almost all internet related visualizations released. Good sign!
You’ll be happy to hear that India is one of our top 5 countries.
Congratulations to about.me team and members!
It’s a remarkable achievement and deo volento we shall conquer the whole world and create a global empire online. I’ve put sufficient efforts to promote about.me and would be pleased to continue being the cause of progress. I’ll be honored to be associated with about.me by any means.
Reblogged this on Tony Conrad and commented:
One of my favorite features yet as we evolve about.me beyond being just a public profile page – Collections are incredibly fun – here is a link to mine: http://about.me/tonyconrad/collections
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