Miraculous map boosts internet use in Castro Kingdom… and reveals something else, too.
Brain Teaser of the Day
Wow! Castrogonia has suddenly gone from having less than 5% of its population on the internet to at least 20%, maybe even 40%, according to a new map published by the Oxford Internet Institute.
Yet, Freedom House ranks Cuba as one of the very worst countries in the entire world when it comes to internet access. And it insists that a mere 5% of Cubans have access to the internet.
What is going on at this Oxford Institute?
In the map below, the island of Cuba is shown as having a HIGHER degree of internet penetration than several other countries, including India. The map also claims that 20 to 40% of Cubans have access to the internet.
Do the blokes at the Oxford Internet Institute have access to data that no one else has ever stumbled upon? Nope. Apparently, what they do seem to have is some breakdown of interoffice communications, for they have also surveyed search engine usage worldwide and in that map they admit that it is impossible to find any information on Castrogonian internet access. No data available at all. According to this same Institute, the island of Cuba is actually a blank spot on this map, and is represented in the same grey color as those abysmally poor African nations that have "no information" available.
In yet another map of theirs, entitled the Age of Internet Empires, the island of Cuba is named as "Data Incognita."
So, if there is no data on internet access, how can the Oxford Institute estimate that 20 to 40% of the population is going online?
What is going on?
First, forget that 20-40% access. If there is no data -- by their own admission -- those figures are pure wishful thinking. Maybe they are simply trying to make Castrogonia look good because they go there as sex tourists.
Second, this does not necessarily mean that they are wrong about the intensity of Castrogonia's penetration rate.
Here's a hypothesis: Maybe internet penetration can actually be measured, while internet access cannot. Maybe the internet penetration map reveals the full extent of the Castrogonian government's activity on the internet.
Since the maps show that Castrogonia has a relatively intense internet penetration, above that of India (a nation with over a billion people), it must mean that the 5% of the Cuban population who have internet access use it very intensely, far beyond their sheer numbers. Could it be that the Castro regime's Ministry of Truth is working very hard, penetrating the internet with disinformation and propaganda, collecting information, and spying, ?
As usual, the Castro Kingdom proves to be too much of a challenge for experts, too far removed from reality as experienced by the rest of the world.
Voice over: "You're traveling through another dimension; a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas, between science and superstition, a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man, which lies between the pit of man's fears and the nadir of man's hopes. You've just crossed over into... the Twilight Zone.."
If you didn't click on the links above, you can find the Institute's larger maps HERE.
And here's an article on these maps that doesn't mention the Castrogonian internet conundrum:
How the world would look if countries were in proportion to their online population (Canada has nearly disappeared)
Every day when you log online, you enter the world wide web: A place where most of Africa has disappeared and China has eclipsed Russia as the country with the world's largest land mass.
At least that's what the world looks like according to a new map published by the Oxford Internet Institute, which has enlarged and minimized countries according to their internet population.
Additionally, each country is shaded according to how much their internet population represents of the population as a whole.
So, while Canada has become much smaller than it's land mass, it is a deep shade of red which means that over 80 per cent of Canadian have a web presence.