Faces of Facebook is an interactive mashup of all 1.26 billion profiles

By on September 29, 2013, 3:30 PM
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The latest project from freelance creative technologist Natalia Rojas really puts the term “social network” into perspective. Known as The Faces of Facebook, the site creates a snapshot of every Facebook profile photo – all 1,262,090,313 of them (and counting ) – and displays it at one giant, interactive image that looks more like television show than anything else.

Individual pixels in the Facebook mosaic can be clicked for a zoomed-in view of the few hundred or so profiles in that area. Clicking an individual profile photo will take you to that user’s public profile. Each profile is listed with a Face number in chronological order corresponding to when they joined the social network. True enough, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is listed as Face #1.

If you have a profile on the site, your profile photo is somewhere among the1.26 billion+ images. Rather than trying to hunt down your Face number on your own (good luck), you can simply click the location marker at the top right of the screen to sign in with your Facebook credentials. From here, you’ll be given your Face number and can share it on your Timeline.

Rojas created the site using a combination of HTML5, Javascript, CSS, JQuery, EaselJS, Ajaz, FB API, PHP and MySQL. Artist and tyopographer Peele Lemos also contributed design work to the project, we’re told.

Even if you aren’t on Facebook, it’s an interesting enough concept to spend a few minutes checking out.

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BMfan BMfan said:

So the faces of everyone on facebook looks like white noise when joined together,just like the sound they would make if they all spoke at once.

lalaman lalaman said:

"Rojas created the site using a combination of HTML5, java script , CSS, JQuery, EaselJS, Ajaz, FB API, PHP and MySQL"

Did you mean "AJAX"? Also, this is pretty neat!

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Stalking at your fingertips! Impressive website nevertheless.

1 person liked this | LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

Stalking at your fingertips!

I'm sure there are far better ways to stalk somebody than looking through 1.3 Billion photos until you find the right one :P

Acespaces Acespaces said:

Site doesnt work on my $1400 gaming computer... I blame Charter Communications

dennis777 dennis777 said:

Hmm try not using internet explorer when accessing the website hehe

2 people like this | Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Site doesnt work on my $1400 gaming computer... I blame Charter Communications

Can you get your money back from Charter Communications and for your rig? You don't need to spend so much money to access FB.

Guest said:

Working for my grandma

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