The Washington Post has this fascinating graph made with data released by researchers at Stanford, Cornell, Yahoo! and Qatars Computational Research Institute which discovered that e-mails "tend to flow much more frequently between countries with certain economic and cultural similarities." I'm a little puzzled that they would just use just Yahoo! and not Gmail or similar services.
Among the factors that matter are GDP, trade, language, non-Commonwealth colonial relations, and a couple of academic-sounding cultural metrics, like power-distance, individualism, masculinity and uncertainty.
[...] Predictably, countries with measurable real-life ties like a border, a number of international flights or a serious trade relationship tend to e-mail more. But there are discrepancies, as well: Countries in the European Economic Area, for instance, e-mail far less than the research model predicted, and countries with colonial ties to the U.K. dont e-mail any more as a result.
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