Geo Location of The Top 25 Web 2.0 Companies

Nineteen out of the top 25 web 2.0 companies are currently located in San Francisco. Our map of the top 25 highlights this staggering concentration of companies that between them are shaping the social, image, search and indexing services of the web.

Only one company outside of the top 10 is located outside of the US – DailyMotion.com with its offices in Paris, France. London’s Last.fm comes in at number 24, the only other company to make the list not in the US.

The full map is embedded below:


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The map was remarkably easy to create, using Google MyMaps the majority of the locations can be found and saved via a simple search, only a couple of the companies required a more detailed lookup.

See the Top 100 Web 2.0 Movers.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

9 Comments

  1. Dawid - November 2, 2007

    Most of those companies are next door neighbours, interesting isn’t it ?

  2. Andy - November 2, 2007

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  3. Andy - November 2, 2007

    It is – it a) makes me want to move to The Bay Area and b) makes me wonder why the rest of the world is so behind that small geographic region….

  4. Geoff - November 2, 2007

    Andy,
    You’ll find some answers to your question in the work of internet geographer Matthew Zook. A good chunk of his work examines the clustering of internet firms, such as those Web 2.0 firms mapped here.

  5. Anonymous - November 2, 2007

    After i saw this I wondered what the dispersion looked like for software companies and arrived at this:
    http://virtualearth.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2BBC66E99FDCDB98!9806.entry

    no huge surprises, but a lot more spread. 9 of the top 25 are outside of the bay area in this case.

    regards
    Steve Lombardi

  6. tyke - November 2, 2007

    Frisco.
    It’s a great city.
    There’s a saying there when people in frisco started getting jobs all the hippies moved to Oregon.
    🙂

  7. Anonymous - November 4, 2007

    Isn’t StumbleUpon from Calgary? As far as I remember, Calgary is in Canada, not the US.

  8. Anonymous - June 20, 2008

    Don’t know how you found the address for Facebook which you listed as:

    200 Paul Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94124, USA
    (415) 467-2300

    Now, if they didn’t move (very recently) the official Facebook HQ address is:

    156 University Avenue
    Suite 300
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    -Michael

  9. pulmonary disease - June 26, 2010

    Hello san francisco got a lot of important companys so that is why the wow i can see tall the companys in the picture all in one place .

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