Via Scoop.itGeography Education

How Facebook connections mirror old empires EIGHT years ago Facebook launched as an online social network connecting a small college community from a dorm room at Harvard University.

These graphic show how in a post-colonial world, former colonies are still socially intertwined in a cultural network that mirrors the empires of yesteryear.  Why are these modern social networks so similar to imperial patterns?  What economic explanations are there for these patterns?  What is the cultural impact?