Big Bang is a new trend map from iA – the same folks that brought us the Web Trend Map poster series. This sucker takes a look at a level abstracted from actual domains – social networks.
I particularly enjoyed this quote:
Since twitter is becoming an alternative web protocol that—together with facebook—gets close and closer to replacing the domain/search paradigm, we decided to make an info graphic that shows how and through whom Twitter developed into what it is now, close to its 4th birthday.
Right on. I really get annoyed at people who facebook me before (or without) emailing. I don’t mean to sound like a Luddite, but come on. i like my email program better than facebook messaging. I can sort, search, archive locally. If we want to abandon email for facebook then at least the facebook devs can have the decency to provide their messaging service API.
But I digress. Seriously though, check out their description:
We call it Big Bang. It shows the explosive development of Twitter since the beginning from its center (birth) with two people to its edges (today) with 75 Million people. Well aware that a big paper thin disc it’s probably going to be a bitch to print and a big pain to put the wall—we are still going to try to print it circle round. Please don’t faint just yet.
Sounds rad – can’t wait to see it.