Fact: Your cover photos and profile pictures on Facebook are set to public by default. Meaning there’s practically no easy way of making sure your mugshot never reaches image search on the web. ‘Freelance creative technologist,’ Natalia Rojas has found a way to beam each and every Facebook profile snapshot onto one single page.
The result? Remember all those times your good old CRT TV dropped transmission signals to leave that grainy noise called snow on the screen? That’s what The Faces of Facebook page looks like. The website has a live ticker adding up to the number of people joining the social network and the speed at which this is happening has to be seen to be believed.
“Because here we, all mixed up: large families, women wearing burkas, many Leo Messis, or r4bia, Chihuahuas, Indian Gods, tourists pushing the leaning Tower of Pisa, selfies, newborns, Ferraris, studio black and white portraits, a lot of weddings but zero divorces, ID photos, faces framed in hearts…,” says Rojas.
Each of the colorful dots represents a Facebook user and clicking on one takes visitors to the public profile of the individual in question. The faces are arranged in chronological order to indicate when each member joined the network. If you sign into your SNS account, the application will show you where you are on the page with a location icon pinning down your photo, while all your Facebook friends are denoted by visibly large white dots.
Check it out for yourself. The Verge calls it a ‘clickable monument to humanity.’ What do you think?