When people talk about the big companies online (like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, etc), it’s easy to think that they make up most of the internet. And while they’re indeed massive, they still only take up small chunks of space compared to the entire web.
To help visualize this, Martin Vargic created a map of the web, with the various countries drawn to their relative scale. It’s amazing work of art!
While you can clearly see the major players on the map, there are a ton of small islands in there (most of which are huge sites), with plenty of room for everyone — including you.
I’ve said it on here many times, but you should absolutely stake your own island in the world. Hanging out on Facebook or Twitter is certainly fine, and can be a great way to keep up with folks, but ultimately you’re playing on someone else’s land. Stake your own plot; there’s room for all of us.
Check out Martin’s high-resolution map if you want to dig in further.