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The Faces of Facebook puts 1.2 billion people’s profile photos on a single page

 he fact that Facebook has more than 1 billion users is pretty insane, but things just got a whole lot crazier thanks to The Faces of Facebook, a project that visualizes over 1.2 billion Facebook users on one page.

The initial image that greets you is a fuzzy matrix of TV static-like dots. You click on the space to zoom in on users — who are arranged by chronological order based on when they registered on the social network — and, of course, their faces

The site is the work of freelance designer Natalia Rojas, who says she isn’t breaking any rules because it doesn’t store any private information, photos or real names.

It’s quite a head-trip but is testament to the huge global distribution that Mark Zuckerberg’s social network enjoys today.

 There are so many faces that it just looks like static. It’s only when you begin to zoom in on the faces (arranged chronologically based on when they registered with the site) that you can actually start to process the scale of what you’re seeing. Rojas says the site doesn’t break any rules, because it doesn’t store information or photos. We must admit, it’s quite a tribute to the reach of Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm-room brainchild. Can you find yourself?

➤ The Faces of Facebook


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