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How Quickly Society Adopts New Technologies

Jason English /

In honor of the World Wide Web's 25th birthday yesterday, The Economist created this chart showing how quickly one-quarter of the U.S. population got on board with various technological advances. Things are catching on quicker. (Well, at least the things that do catch on.) In what year did you start using this newfangled World Wide Web?

The Afternoon Map is a new semi-regular feature in which we post maps, charts, and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. Thanks to Randy Olson for pointing out this one, which comes from The Economist's Graphic Detail.