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The World Economic Forum has published an illustrative article about how the internet crosses the ocean.
It describes how 99 per cent of all data is transferred through underwater cables, along the floor of the oceans, and offers different maps representing the world's submarine fibre-optic connections.
The WEF tweeted the article using a picture of this map, made by Telegeography, to show the 278 in-service cables along with 21 planned routes.
Oh and, all the countries in the world.
How does the #internet cross the ocean? https://t.co/lholCUk9m0 #technology https://t.co/McVmm1WY8Z — World Economic Forum (@World Economic Forum)
(which Captain James Cook actually discoveredbeforeAustralia).
And because this is the world in which we live, #MapsWithoutNZ began trending on Twitter.
@wef aha. Brilliant really. This was just a way to highlight the concept of #alternativefacts right? Right? Yeah. Right. #mapswithoutnz — Vangelis Vitalis (@Vangelis Vitalis)
Is it because New Zealand is actually now Middle Earth and Narnia ?#mapswithoutnz — VintageTattooCatLady 💙 (@VintageTattooCatLady 💙)
And then because it is 2017, it inexplicably became about Brexit.
Don't worry New Zealand, soon you'll be joined by the UK who'll be left out of maps sold in European countries. #mapswithoutnz — Grandmaster Derpina (@Grandmaster Derpina)
And then Prince Edward Island, Canada, got involved...
.@wef The people Of #PrinceEdwardIsland #Canada also know the struggle is real. #MapsWithoutNZ #MapsWithoutPEI
https://t.co/2l66OHgFL7 — Mama Doubleyoo🇨🇦 (@Mama Doubleyoo🇨🇦)
And then more islands...
And then someone made this incredibly salient point...
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