The “real” world map-what we care about

I’ve been following this photo set from lynetter on flickr. It’s a great collection of photos and quotes about the web. This is what she said:

"I’ve always been fascinated by efforts to map cyberspace… most maps
seem to focus on the physical network connections but the ones I find
the most interesting are those that try to map the diversity and
connections between content. This quote nicely articulates why.

Here is the quote in full: “If you were to make a map of the Web,
showing all the sites and all the links, you would be making a map of
things the 500 million people on the Web find interesting. That’s a lot
different than a map of the real world that shows where the mountains
are and where the oceans end and land begins. The real world map shows
what we humans have been given to work with. The Web shows what we have
chosen to care about.”
Quote comes via Vodafone Receiver in an article written by David Weinberger."

"What we care about" resonates with me as we try to find ways to engender creativity and lifelong learning in our students’ lives.

To see the entire set, click here

[ Photo uploaded on December 9, 2007
by lynetter]