Visualizing Facebook from outer space

Some Facebook engineers came up with a visualization of user activity by the social network's 120 million users across the planet.

The globe shows the activity of Facebook users across the planet at 4:37 a.m. PST. The East Coast of the U.S. is a beehive of social activity. Facebook

Some Facebook engineers came up with a visualization of user activity by the social network's 120 million active users across the planet. According to TechCrunch, the concept (named The Palantír of Orthanc after an object from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, was created at a Facebook hackathon and could be turned into a product. Check the video of the visualization.

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