This post was originally published on John Battelle’s Searchblog (“The Web 2 Summit Data Layer Is Live“).
Earlier this year I posted about an idea we’ve come up with to create a new “data layer” on top of last year’s popular “Points of Control” map. We created this map to visualize the theme of the Web 2 Summit conference, which is coming up again in a few weeks.
As you can see from the map, we’ve visualized eight key Internet players as cities, with each of the buildings representing storehouses of key data types. Cities are scaled by the size and engagement of their audiences, with data driven by our partner Nielsen and also company-reported sources. A detailed legend is here.
The map is still a work in progress, and there’s plenty of opportunity for you to comment on it. And there’s more coming — soon anyone will be able to create their own city, based on their own company, or one they think should join the map. Check it out, and stay tuned for more news.