Now, we said yesterday that we would try and redo the faulty Venn diagram in the Farmville vs. Real Farmers infographic posted here. Well, here it is and it was tricky (now we get why it was not to scale or incorrect).
First, we will take back our assertion that it was an incorrect Venn diagram. It was more likely intended as a “constellation” of worlds.
Now we had to make some unsupported assumptions (no time to troll the internets to get the actual stats):
- Only a fraction (say 10%) of people engaged in agriculture worldwide have access to the internet. This was based on the fact that most of these 2.6 billion people live in rural areas and in under-developed countries and therefore few have internet access.
- All Farmville players are also Facebook users (maybe a bit of a stretch but it should be close).
- Very few people engaged in agriculture worldwide who have internet access are also users of Facebook. They just wouldn’t have the time for such non-productive activities…
- Almost all US farmers have internet access but they are not on Facebook (same reason: not enough time) and not one of them is a Farmville player (they probably despise Farmville). But these US farmers assumtpions do not really matter because…
…infographic realities intruded: with all the parts of the Venn diagram to scale, the US Farmers bubble is so tiny (2 million farmers is less than .0003% of the world population) that showing the intersections of US Farmers vs. any other group/bubble is impossible at a scale that yields a reasonable diagram size.
Anyway, we like our Venn diagram and we know it’s much more accurate than the “constellation” diagram in the original infographic. Feel free to criticize and offer constructive feedback. Or you can just laugh at our first attempt at a complex Venn diagram…
We really appreciate the effort put in here guys. Thank you.