The Social States Of America

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 8 2011 @ 8:02am


By Patrick Appel

Alex Goldmark explains a novel map:

This is what our state lines might look like if we drew them based on who actually talks with each other, at least according to cell phone data gathered by MIT. These are the geographic clusters of who texts with whom within an area, from the MIT Senseable City Lab's Connected States of America mapping project.