Meet the guy at Facebook who suggests tags for all of your photos

With 1.55 billion monthly active users, Facebook might seem like an unapproachable juggernaut — a monolithic corporation run on algorithms and data.

In actuality, it’s a bit more hands-on than you’d think. In the first installment of “People Behind the Internet,” we take a look at Facebook’s Tag Suggester, Paul Zuckerberg (no relation).

Facebook’s facial recognition tool is widely assumed to be a series computers and algorithms, but as you can plainly see in the video above, it’s just this one guy. Just this one guy, looking through everybody’s photos and tagging them from memory.

suggested tags

Keep up the great work, Paul — we really appreciate it.

I came accross this article by Max Knoblauch on one of my favorite tech blogs Mashable and since it was just amazing i featured it on code.

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Data Modelling, Design & Development

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