America’s Long Tail

by Kevin Nakao

Designed by Ryan Kazda

One of the biggest issues facing local is scale.  The population of the US is very distributed, with the largest US metro (New York City) representing only 2.71% of the US population.

I explore the challenges of scale further in my Mashable post:  “5 Things You Need To Know About Location-Based Social Media

(I threw the data at Ryan Kazda who designed the graph).  The image was selected and re-published in the book “Social Media For Dummies”  Is that at good thing?)