Website Maps 1.2 Billion Facebook Faces

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A new interactive site lets you scroll through Facebook profile pics in chronological order.

Facebook has so many users — more than a billion, or roughly the population of India — that squeezing them all into one Web page seems almost impossible.

And yet someone has done just that.

A new project, “The Faces of Facebook,” collects more than 1.27 billion Facebook profile photos on one site, arranged in chronological order according to when the person joined the social network. Users can sign in via Facebook to pinpoint their photo on the page and see where they show up in relation to their friends.

At first glance, the site looks like colorful, pixelated white noise. But users can zoom in to see individual photos and then scroll around or click on a photo to visit that person’s

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The site looks like colorful, pixelated white noise until you zoom in.

Facebook page.

(Be warned, however: the page is experiencing heavy traffic and can be slow and buggy.)

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com.

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