Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Face of Seven Billion People

The newest issue of National Geographic appeared in my mailbox this afternoon. I opened it up to find a neat poster titled The Face of Seven Billion inside the new issue. Online, National Geographic has the same poster in an interactive display. The Face of Seven Billion uses tiny drawings of people (each represents 1 million people) to create the face of one person. Click the tabs to the side of the image to read some data about the characteristics of the world's population.

While the interactive image is neat and does offer some good data, I think National Geographic's 7 Billion: World Party and video 7 Billion People are more informative resources.