While my interest in zombies seems to be a little out of the ordinary, it seems there are a lot of people around the world, using Google to search for everything thing can concerning the undead.


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See that big red dot in the middle of Kansas? That’s probably me.

Using a keyword search for “zombies”, the following map visualizes the absolute concentrations of references within the Google Maps database. The map reveals two important spatial patterns. First, much of the world lacks any content mentioning “zombies” whatsoever. Second, and related, the highest concentrations of zombies in the Geoweb are located in the Anglophone world, especially in large cities. The results either provide a rough proxy for the amount of English-language content indexed over our planet, or offer an early warning into the geographies of the impending zombie apocalypse.

Looks like Japan is also worried about the coming zombie apocalypse.

via The Guardian



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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. October 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    So do you believe the walking dead or berserking brain dead will bring forth the impending zombie apocalypse?

  2. Oldcomicfan
    October 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    Oh, stop worrying about the Zombie appocalypse. It will never happen. It requires one essential ingredient to happen – brains – and you only need listen to congress on C-Span to realize the country is completely lacking that particular commodity.

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