Faces of Facebook

By Brian KlonoskiRYOT News September 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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Can you find your face?

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Your Facebook profile picture is on this website, but good luck locating it.

A personal project of designer Natalia Rojas, The Faces of Facebook found what Rojas claims is a harmless way to post the profile picture of every Facebook user, arranged in chronological order. That’s 1.26 billion faces and counting.

You can even let the site access your Facebook data to show you what number you and your friends are. Or you could really challenge yourself and try to find your picture using the website’s zoom feature.

Faces of Facebook

Hopefully you didn’t take that previous suggestion to heart, because you’re going to be browsing Faces of Facebook for a while. If you spend only half a second looking at every picture, it’s going to take you twenty years to get through the whole website. Hopefully you have an idea of when you joined Facebook compared to everyone else, otherwise you’re going to need some serious vacation time.

RYOT NOTE: At first glance, Faces of Facebook blew our minds. Then we got a little creeped out. Yeah, this is cool, and the project’s author claims it’s safe. But at the same time, having your picture posted on someone else’s website without permission is sorta whack. If you feel the same way, you should check out the ACLU, which is leading the way in protecting our digital rights. Click on the gray box alongside this story to learn more, donate and Become the News!

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