An interactive map shows the internet’s influence on our world, and how it’s changing us in ways we never imagined.
The map, based on Google Earth imagery, shows how the internet has transformed the lives of millions of people around the world.
In recent years, the internet and social media have brought about a shift in how people engage with the world around them, according to the map.
It shows that even as the internet remains a key source of information, people’s interactions with the media have also grown more fragmented, and less connected.
The maps below depict the rise and fall of two different internet technologies in the last 100 years.
More interactive maps: Google Earth, Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap.