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Map of online communities by xkcd. Where would you pin MeFi on this map?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 AM (78 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Viral straits? sea of memes?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:26 AM on May 2, 2007


Drowned in the Sea of Culture (in a good way, of course).
posted by Burhanistan at 8:27 AM on May 2, 2007


I'd pin it here.
posted by iconomy at 8:27 AM on May 2, 2007


Guam.
posted by googly at 8:29 AM on May 2, 2007


Somewhere southwest of 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.
posted by Eideteker at 8:39 AM on May 2, 2007 [4 favorites]


There is also that large unnamed island in between BoingBoing and Cory Doctorow's balloon.
What the Washington Post is doing so close to the Sea of Angst is anyone's guess.
posted by lilithim at 8:42 AM on May 2, 2007


Load the cats, spank the monkeys, pack the longboat ... we're on a mission from Goodnews.

Did the blue and grey really individually land upon the same title?

posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:46 AM on May 2, 2007


It's on the map itself, ahfU, and I missed the post in the blue.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:48 AM on May 2, 2007


I know, but so is a bunch of the text. The coincidence would seem to answer the question.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:49 AM on May 2, 2007


theother text
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:49 AM on May 2, 2007


There is also that large unnamed island in between BoingBoing and Cory Doctorow's balloon.

Going by the compass rose, this seems about right - intellectual (heh), equalish focus on web/real life (if you take MeFi as the whole Ask/Music/etc network combined).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:49 AM on May 2, 2007


Ultimately, all taxonomy fails.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:54 AM on May 2, 2007


You do know it's a reference to the Lenox Globe, ahfU? That coupled with the absence of MeFi made it the easiest candidate for a title to me.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:01 AM on May 2, 2007


I put it in the blogipeligo of next years.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:07 AM on May 2, 2007


Does this mean soon there will be multi-front Internet wars?
posted by drezdn at 9:07 AM on May 2, 2007


I don't need your persecution, gniffi. Send me a pair of those faceparty shoes and we'll call it even.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:14 AM on May 2, 2007


Metafilter is the Atlantis of this map. A legend that sank into the Sea of Memes long ago.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:16 AM on May 2, 2007


Persecution? Ha!

I've got some shoes for ya, but they're made of wood.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:17 AM on May 2, 2007


Hippie.
posted by French Fry at 9:21 AM on May 2, 2007


You can't see us because we're under the compass-rose-shaped island.

With our cameras.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:33 AM on May 2, 2007


I agree with EndsofInvention: We're the large island just northeast of BoingBoing, on the fringe of the Blogipeligo, just south of the Intellectuals.
posted by Milkman Dan at 9:39 AM on May 2, 2007


Metafilter: just south of the intellectuals.
posted by rossination at 9:52 AM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


It depends. How did he judge the size of BoingBoing? Number of contributors? Number of unique daily readers? As I pointed out in the other thread MetaFilter has only about half the reach of BoingBoing, according to Alexa.

And I think you mean Northwest.
posted by Plutor at 9:53 AM on May 2, 2007


I attack Wikipedia, rolling three dice.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:53 AM on May 2, 2007 [11 favorites]


Just outside the Viral Straights. Almost dead centre between Fark and Something Awful.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:54 AM on May 2, 2007


Metafilter isn't even drawn in on the map. I'd say that this map is more of a diss and less "metafilter related."
posted by Dave Faris at 10:00 AM on May 2, 2007


I bet on The Well they're having this same exact discussion, except with pipes and brandy.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 10:08 AM on May 2, 2007 [5 favorites]


I don't see Asshatistan on the map.
posted by Mister_A at 10:47 AM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


And if you zoomed in on the Isle Of Meta, you'd see the 5 provinces (Meta, Jobs, Music, AskMe and Projects) surrounding Mount MeTa, atop which is the Dread Castle Admin where Lord mathowie and his minions reside.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:55 AM on May 2, 2007 [5 favorites]


Does this mean soon there will be multi-front Internet wars?

You know damned well they're multifont wars, drezdn. And don't think I haven't noticed your Comic Sans brigades in that valley.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:02 AM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


What the Washington Post is doing so close to the Sea of Angst is anyone's guess.

That's the Huffington Post.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:16 AM on May 2, 2007


We're hiding behind the Ninja.
posted by homunculus at 11:17 AM on May 2, 2007


I'm telling you the internet is not flat, it's round. Metafilter is on the other side.
posted by Elmore at 11:35 AM on May 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


How did he judge the size of BoingBoing?

Size of Cory's head.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:36 AM on May 2, 2007 [6 favorites]


There seems to be a rugged, vacant space just above FUCKR.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:03 PM on May 2, 2007


We are but a single blue pixel in the digital sea.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:24 PM on May 2, 2007


Actually mefi is on there; it's just too small to see at this resolution.

Nice one gnfti.
posted by jouke at 12:27 PM on May 2, 2007


MetaFilter is a Flying Dutchman adrift in the Sea of Memes.
posted by felix betachat at 1:04 PM on May 2, 2007


Let's not make this yet another thread about jouke.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 1:29 PM on May 2, 2007


Size of Cory's head.

Corty v. Cory.
posted by y2karl at 1:32 PM on May 2, 2007


Metafilter is the Atlantis of this map. A legend that sank into the Sea of Memes long ago.

No, that's Usenet. It sank in the month of september some years back.
posted by IronLizard at 1:33 PM on May 2, 2007


the Sea of Memes

Sometimes referred to affectionately as "the meme pool".
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:47 PM on May 2, 2007


Corty v. Cory.

Or Corky.

No, that's Usenet. It sank in the month of september some years back.

Wasn't it the same year that Metafilter sank in December?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:48 PM on May 2, 2007


Was metafilter around in '93?

What, was this the internet pearl harbor?
posted by IronLizard at 1:53 PM on May 2, 2007


With apologies to xkcd.

I have too much spare time.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:57 PM on May 2, 2007 [46 favorites]


Cute, EndsOfInvention!

Needs more "Pepsi Blue Lagoon", "Ark of Bevets", "quonsar's designated fishing zone" and "Nation of Banni" though. And maybe a longboat dock. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:40 PM on May 2, 2007


Also needs a pancake atoll. Maybe, a Valley of Sockpuppets. This could go on for weeks.
posted by IronLizard at 3:44 PM on May 2, 2007


Nice work EndsOfInvention! I got a little too excited about that, though.
posted by liquorice at 3:52 PM on May 2, 2007


The ObitFilter Desert, with a few vultures circling around waiting to make the first post when someone kicks.

And there should be some sort of mysterious Bremuda Triangle-like area where the deleted comments live.

(And where do the mushrooms grow?)
posted by BeerFilter at 4:15 PM on May 2, 2007


And there should be some sort of mysterious Bremuda Triangle-like area where the deleted comments live.

I'm pretty sure deleted comments are cast back into the fires of Mount Doom Howie.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:30 PM on May 2, 2007


Don't forget the Tower of Babel, from which the Miguel signal is broadcast.
posted by gsteff at 4:36 PM on May 2, 2007


Uranus.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:10 PM on May 2, 2007


Switzerland.
posted by jonmc at 6:02 PM on May 2, 2007


"(And where do the mushrooms grow?)"

In the Port Of Bello, of course.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:10 PM on May 2, 2007 [4 favorites]


I'll be over in the Lagoon of Lolcats next to the Shoals of CuteOverload.
posted by matildaben at 10:04 PM on May 2, 2007


Ok, I am a pretty joyless person who never types "LOL" and the extent of my amusement does not usually extended beyond the occasional smirk, but truly, that "Isle of Meta" - I LOLed. I even cackled.

I will now be in the Endless Forests of Name My Cat, if you need me.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:01 AM on May 3, 2007


Heh, 2channel is way too small on that map. In terms of users, at least.
posted by dead_ at 11:00 AM on May 3, 2007


This island strikes me as too large for MeFi, but it's definitely in the blogibeligo somewhere.
posted by Arturus at 2:08 PM on May 3, 2007


We'd need our own sea. The sea of solid colors. Or maybe the actually useful islands?
posted by magikker at 10:05 PM on May 3, 2007


Wow, I totally missed the Mefi Map.
posted by smackfu at 1:28 PM on May 10, 2007


(Until it was sidebarred, that is.)

(Screw you Firefox, "sidebarred" is too a word. No, I didn't mean "sidebar red" or "side barred".)
posted by smackfu at 1:30 PM on May 10, 2007


Whoah! Sidebarred! Holy crap! I'm internet MetaFilter people-who-read-the-MeFi-sidebar famous!
No artist credit though! I demand recognition!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:15 PM on May 10, 2007


And no-one's picked up on my clumsily constructed Latin yet...
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:25 PM on May 10, 2007


Okay, I'll bite. What does the latin say?
posted by typewriter at 4:10 PM on May 10, 2007


Aranea = web (as in spider-)
Stipes = log (of wood)
Communis = public/shared by many

All taken from the internet so blame that for any mistranslations.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:44 PM on May 10, 2007


Shouldn't the bay of self-linking be closer to projects?
posted by jacquilynne at 4:51 PM on May 10, 2007


Self-Linker's Cove is where you end up if you take a wrong turn and try to post a self-link outside of Projects. And then your ship hits the razor sharp rocks and as you float amongst the wreckage you see creatures with big teeth on the coast of MetaTalk slipping into the water and moving towards you...
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:09 PM on May 10, 2007


You forgot Poland!
posted by yhbc at 6:34 PM on May 10, 2007


Where is Oolong buried?
posted by typewriter at 7:43 PM on May 10, 2007


Thanks for the credit, admin(s)!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 11:31 PM on May 10, 2007


This should be a tshirt!
posted by onlyconnect at 7:56 AM on May 11, 2007


The ObitFilter Desert, with a few vultures circling around waiting to make the first post when someone kicks.

All the dots are vulture droppings.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:22 AM on May 11, 2007


Should definitely be a t-shirt.
posted by widdershins at 11:13 AM on May 11, 2007


Does anyone else think that Self-linker's Cove more properly belongs between MetaFilter and Projects?
posted by Plutor at 12:00 PM on May 11, 2007


So where's the smoke monster? Can I get a sinkhole named after me?
posted by ZachsMind at 8:08 PM on May 11, 2007


Couldn't think of anything to say about Music, eh?

Oh well. I hope that's simply because you (like most MeFiers?) never drop in on the subsite, rather than as a result of 'if-you-can't-say-something-nice-don't-say-anything-at-all' syndrome...

But hey, there's some new ideas on the burner! MeFi Music's gonna get LARGE!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:57 AM on May 12, 2007


Well, it was a combination of not wanting to ruin the map with too many details, and yeah, I don't use Music or Projects enough to add any injokes (although I do drop in from time to time when I'm bored - in general though I have quite specific musical tastes).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:06 AM on May 12, 2007


Yes yes! I buy t-shirt!
posted by melixxa600 at 1:11 PM on May 24, 2007


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