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The Connected States of America Shows Communities Outside State Lines
Posted By Lauren Hockenson On July 7, 2011 @ 2:24 pm In Telecom and Wireless | No Comments
The space in which a community defines itself is rapidly changing, now going far beyond the neighborhoods of a city. The Connected States of America , an infographic released by MIT’s Senseable City Labs with sponsorship from AT&T and IBM, proves just how the use of the cell phone has redefined community space.
The infographic relies on data from call patterns within a given area, and they rarely follow state lines. California and New Jersey split nearly down the middle, revolving around the major cities that are close by. Washington and Oregon meld into each other, and New England is its own massive community. Texas and Michigan are the only states to have communications areas match their respective borders.
This infographic also includes video and an interactive portion, where users can enter in their home county and analyze the amount of social interactions from that location across the country.
Read more about the project at Mashable 
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 The Connected States of America: http://senseable.mit.edu/csa/index.html
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 Mashable: http://mashable.com/2011/07/05/mobile-community-infographic/
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