Picture of the Day: Where the World Has Traveled in 2012, According to Facebook

By Rebecca J. Rosen

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From the Data Team at Facebook comes this visualization of Facebook users' travel so far this year. Data Scientist Justin Moore explains:

This map represents a year-to-date view of Facebook users checking into two distinct areas of the world. As a proxy for plane travel, certain restrictions were placed on the distance and time between the two locations. The result was more informative than simply illustrating airport check-ins and demonstrates interesting insights, such as common long-haul travel routes, with a clear concentration between Europe and North America.

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: Facebook.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/picture-of-the-day-where-the-world-has-traveled-in-2012-according-to-facebook/258203/