2008 Web trend map

February 10, 2008 at 2:00 am Leave a comment

In a post last year, I blogged about a Japanese company, Information Architects, and their web trends map. Well, they’re back for 2008 with their Web Trend Map. Still looking like a map of the London Underground (well, Tokyo subway system really), the beta version map shows the 300 most successful and influential websites on the internet (still looking for ThinkingShift.com!).

Click here for the interactive version. The map has been organised to show different “trend lines”. Seems there’s a lot of changes since last year and I notice a new “trend line” out on its own in the 2008 map. I may have missed it, but the Beta version doesn’t seem to have a Legend, so it’s difficult to sort out which trend line is which. There seems to be a continuing rise of political blogs and citizen-journalism sites. And the sites of thought leaders like Doc Searls and Guy Kawasaki have made it into the 300 but I can’t find Edward Tufte, whose site was featured in 2007. Photo-sharing sites seem to have risen in popularity.

What a difference a year makes!

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Entry filed under: Cartography, Information visualisation, Internet, Useful resources.

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