[Air-L] [REQUEST] What are internet research's iconic diagrams?

Alex Leavitt alexleavitt at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 13:24:49 PDT 2016

If you were to pick a handful of the most iconic diagrams across internet
research, theory, and history, what would they be?

I'm trying to compile as many diagrams as possible. They could also be
graphs, charts, photographs, drawings, etc. They could come from sociology,
anthropology, computer science, physics, etc. They could also relate to
social theories that are particularly prescient for internet studies.

For example, I think the diagram of distributed networks in Paul Baran's
1964 "On Distributed Communications" (
diagram on p. 16 of the PDF) is a great example of what I'm looking for.

For another example in the theoretical realm, perhaps the "two-step flow"
model from Katz & Lazarfeld's 1955 Personal Influence (
scroll down for the diagram).

Does anyone else have pointers to any other iconic diagrams?



Alexander Leavitt, Ph.D.
USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Twitter: @alexleavitt <http://twitter.com/alexleavitt>

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