Map of the Day — Locality of the United States, According to Craigslist


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The United States according to Craigslist. Photo:

The United States according to Craigslist. Photo:

Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

This map, brought to you by The Atlantic Cities, is based on the regional and economic divisions created by Craigslist. The chart suggests that those in urban areas define the term “local” in much smaller segments than their rural counterparts due to the ease with which they are able to obtain goods. It’s really just a study into the economic influence that the giant online marketplace Craigslist wields.


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