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Look at the map below from from the Oxford Internet Institute’s Information Geographies blog that shows most visited websites by country. What do you observe?

While the world wide web is broadly accessible, this representation suggest some correlation between country politics, culture and their influence on the web behavior of their citizens. Notice Google’s dominance and places where is also doesn’t have much of a stronghold.

Clearly in any essay point talking about the impact of web, this sort of maps help us avoid making overgeneralized statements about the prevalent influence of certain websites and give us some angle to differentiate the impacts on certain contexts.

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