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Who You Gonna Call? Map Shows Telephonic Connection Between Cities and States

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Via MIT's Senseable City Lab
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As Californians, do we call one state more than others? Do people phone home to families in their geographic region, or across the country? New maps produced by MIT's Senseable City Labshows the social connections between states based on individual mobile phone call data.

Locally, explains Fast Company, the divide being pushed by some politicians is actually pretty real:

California really is split into two distinct regions: Northern and Central California, and Southern California, which is more closely aligned with Nevada and Western Arizona.

The above map is the middle layer of three of the maps generated by the data; it shows the city-to-city connections between major urban hubs. (And it's insanely pretty, isn't it?)

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Also worth checking out: The interactive map where you can look up areas individually.