Faces of Facebook Aggregates 1.2 Billion User Profiles

Ever wonder where you fall amidst Facebook’s 1.2 Billion Users?   I was actually the 2,551,647th person to join the social network.  I found this out using Faces of Facebook, a website built by a freelance technologist that catalogs and arranges user profiles chronologically.

http://www.thefacesoffacebook.com/

Via Mashable:

Got some time on your hands? You can spend 36 years scrolling through Faces of Facebook.

The site, created by freelance technologist Natalia Rojas, aggregates all 1.2 billion or so Facebook profile photos and claims to arrange them chronologically, starting with Mark Zuckerberg.

You can also log in to see where you fit into the picture. (The author of this story, who joined Facebook in 2008, was No. 249,759,340, but an unscientific analysis by Mashable employees suggests the numerical rankings may not be accurate.)

On her site, Rojas offers the following explanation:

Because there we are, all mixed up: large families, women wearing burkas, many Leo Messis, people supporting same-sex marriages or r4bia, chihuahuas, Indian gods, tourists pushing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, selfies, newborns, Ferraris, studio black and white portraits, lots of weddings but zero divorces, ID photos, faces framed in hearts, best friends, manga characters, political logos, deep looks, love messages, eyes memes, smiles, sweet grandparents and some not-yet-censured pictures.

 

Why I’m Curious:

I think this is a really interesting use of data. 

 

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