Being a mapping and graph geek, I've been thinking about the juxtaposition of cities and their websites. Is there any sort of relationship? Does the complexity of a city's website relate to the complexity or legibility of its built environment? Or do they speak more to the level of participation the city engenders through its online presence?
Here are the webgraphs of four cities, two of ours and two world capitals, you tell me what you think:
(I think webgraphs definitely correlate with the online success of presidential campaigns.)
Whether or not the web and the physical city correlate, I am sure the web will have an impact on our cities. Here's what the inventor of the world wide web had to say about it:
"What's exciting is that people are building new social systems, new systems of review, new systems of governance.
"My hope is that those will produce... new ways of working together effectively and fairly which we can use globally to manage ourselves as a planet."
Sir Tim's comments inspire me and make me think of the possibilities that a networked Metro Manila population can do for the city.
What effect do you think the web will have, or is already having on metro manila?