The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly.
Here are a few of the maps I find more interesting...
How the world gets online: fixed broadband penetration in 2012
Watch people wake up on Twitter
Languages of the world according to Twitter
The internet conquers the world