Facebooks video shows how users interact around the world

November 24th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): While the Internet is one of the basic necessities in todays world, a rather interesting Facebook visualisation has shown how users communicate with each other around the globe.

In a video released by social networking website Facebook, one can see how the web has made global conversations a part of everyday life.

Developed as part of the latest Facebook Hackathon event, the visualisation, dubbed Project Palantir, shows interactions between users of the social networking website to a three-dimensional globe.

Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der and Dan Weatherford created the application, reports News.con.au.

One can see messages from one user to another as comets flying between countries. Other activities like status updates are shown on the globe as white dots rising into space from the location of the user.

“Hackathons” are collaborative events in which programmers get together to work on new ideas.

According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook is now thinking about making the application official, but at the moment it is only a demo.

Other ideas suggested by users in the lead-up to Facebook Hackathon XI included video chat, support for Microsoft Office documents and the ability to change the appearance of profile pages. (ANI)

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