Mapping web trends
Back when I worked in a role more focused on media and technology I used to have a printout of the latest Web Trends map from Information Architects pinned above my desk. The maps attempt to capture the most significant websites and online trends of the moment in the format of a public transport network (in this case the Tokyo Metro system), with the big hitters being the hub stations and smaller but still influential sites being stops along the relevant line.
Equally good whether you’re killing time or digging for inspiration.
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