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This photo taken December 14, 2010 shows a map on a page from the Facebook social network site. A Facebook intern interested in seeing how political borders affect friendships around the globe has created a map of the world by sampling data from the social network's 500 million user base. The map displays friendships as lights on a deep blue background. The eastern half of the United States and Europe shine the brightest, while China, Russia and central Africa, where Facebook has little presence, are mainly dark.'I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends,' said Paul Butler, an intern on Facebook's data infrastructure engineering team. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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This photo taken December 14, 2010 shows a map on a page from the Facebook social network site. A Facebook intern interested in seeing how political borders affect friendships around the globe has created a map of the world by sampling data from the social network's 500 million user base. The map displays friendships as lights on a deep blue background. The eastern half of the United States and Europe shine the brightest, while China, Russia and central Africa, where Facebook has little presence, are mainly dark.'I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends,' said Paul Butler, an intern on Facebook's data infrastructure engineering team. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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This photo taken December 14 2010 shows a map on a page from the... News Photo 107713705Facebook,Finance,Globe,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Map,Page,Show,Site,Social Networking,Technology,The Internet,The Social Network - Film Title,USA,Unconventional,Video Still,Washington DC,Web PagePhotographer Collection: AFP 2010 AFPThis photo taken December 14, 2010 shows a map on a page from the Facebook social network site. A Facebook intern interested in seeing how political borders affect friendships around the globe has created a map of the world by sampling data from the social network's 500 million user base. The map displays friendships as lights on a deep blue background. The eastern half of the United States and Europe shine the brightest, while China, Russia and central Africa, where Facebook has little presence, are mainly dark.'I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends,' said Paul Butler, an intern on Facebook's data infrastructure engineering team. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)