Faces of Facebook
The Faces of Facebook is a technoart project by Spanish technologist and entrepreneur Natalia Rojas. At first glance the page looks like a mass of coloured pixels but each tiny dot represents a picture of a Facebook user.
The number of users is displayed in realtime and if you mouse over the very top left you’ll see Facebook user No.1, Mark Zuckerberg. Try to find yourself (!) or just use the Facebook app plug-in to be taken to your dot amongst the 1.3 billion.
Makes you feel rather special.
I know what you’re thinking. Oh, very clever, a parody of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball. How very original. Stop with the sarcasm and just watch UK TV presenter Greg James smash up bricks in his undies and lick some construction tools.
It’s so earnest in its parodying that it’s almost an homage. I don’t know whether to call it art or arsing about. Although, if I’m being cynical, he’s just launched a new chat show with Russell Kane so this is timely.
Netflix HD video streaming
Another reason for iPhone and iPad owners to sign up for Netflix: HD video streaming is now available for all iOS 7 devices (as long as your internet connection is fast enough). The more important news is that Airplay is now available for iOS devices also. This means you can choose a TV show or film on your iPad or iPhone and click ‘Airplay’ to get it started on your Apple TV device; it turns your iPad into a remote control.