Cool globalization video: who's reading the New York Times when and where

In the pre-Internet age, we used to joke that availability of the printed New York Times (just within the U.S.) was the best single indicator of civilization (Bowling Green, Ohio did not do that well on this indicator). Today we use the word "globalization" instead of civilization, but it's still fascinating to see where the hot spots of NYT readership are -- and large regions without hardly any hot spots  (Africa, Middle East, Russia are the most striking). Asia is much more NYT-intensive.

This video is for the whole world.

And this one is just for the U.S. Dallas and Atlanta do better than I expected!

(HT World Bank PSD Blog, orginal source is Nick Bilton, Lead Writer, The New York Times Bits Blog @nickbilton)