It may be a small world, after all, but it's a world where Facebookers, wild drivers, mountain climbers, and lightning strikes all have to coexist. This issue of Muse is all about connections: between people, words, cities (hint: they're called "roads"), and countries. You'll read all about the science behind social networking, how to make a cloud of words, two intrepid explorer-innovaters, and whole bunch of new ways to view our planet.
Connect with your peers by reading this month's Muserology by Dylan McBride (she's just like you!) and ogling the winners of this month's Alien Ambassador contest (they're nothing like you!). Then submit your own Muserology and Wordle contest entry for a chance to have your work read by Muse readers all over the globe.
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
BOOK: Country roads, take me home.
The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories
BOOK: A fascinating and funny history of maps.
WEBSITE: Make a word cloud!
WEBSITE: Maps! Maps! Maps!
A Long Walk for a Superior Sunset
MUSEROLOGY: "I'm not going out there! It can have the food if it wants to!"
Is Networking Really That Social?
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION: Facewhaaat?
Tales of Exploration
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION: Not all those who wander are lost.
CONTEST: Turn your favorite paragraph into a giant cloud.