Maps Show Japan Postings' Spread On Facebook

You can see how news of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami spread via status updates on a set ten time-stamped maps that Facebook posted on the official Global Disaster Relief page.

These maps give strong testimony to the viral power of the social network. Below you can the first and last of the ten maps, but you can better appreciate how status updates spread by perusing all ten maps on the Global Disaster Relief page.

Have you looked at the maps yet — and if so, have you noticed any resemblance between how status updates spread the news and the direction that the tsunami took when spreading?

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