What does Facebook look like?

Ever wondered what Facebook ‘looks like’?  No, not the actual site, but the stuff that’s actually going on, connecting people throughout the world?

Well, click on the image below to have a look at Facebook Palantir, an application that was developed as part of a Facebook Hackathon* by their engineers.  It’s beautiful, awe inspiring, and kinda humbling.


*The ‘Hackathon’, is where lots of programmers/engineers of a company/specific programming language/other community get together over a concerted period of time to create collaborative new stuff, but with no specific end-goal… just a “wouldn’t it be cool if” ethos.

During such events, the population of active players on World of Warcraft tends to dip significantly…