November 30, 2015

Interactive Map of Internet Biz Landscape Updated With New "Data Control" Layer

A well-known interactive visualization of Internet companies, that maps, “the incumbents and upstarts in our network economy, gathered around various territories that represent the Web 2.0’s Points of Control,” has been updated with new content the authors are calling the “Data Layer.”

From the Web 2.0 Summit Blog:

For the top companies in the industry, we’ve built “cities of data” which illustrate the relative strengths of each company in eight key segments.

For the calculations of data used on the map, we aimed to secure the highest figure of reach — data self-reported by company executives or derived through a combination of Nielsen International Audience figures and published research.

The “Points of Control” map debuted about 13 months ago and is provided by the producers of the Web 2.0 Summit.

Here’s John Battelle’s intro post from August 29, 2011.

Direct to Web 2.0 Map

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