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Facebook, Photos & World Domination

It’s not like we need any more posts telling us how massive and influential Facebook is. But this fascinating Pixable infographic explains that there are 60 billion photos on Facebook now, making it the largest photo sharing site in the world. If that doesn’t quite sink in for you, consider: Photobucket has 8 billion, Picasa has 7 billion and Flickr has 5 billion. (Whoa.)

By summer 2011, it is expected that number will jump to 100 billion.

750 million photos were uploaded on New Year’s Eve weekend alone.

Other fun facts: women do more looking, uploading and tagging than men when it comes to photos, everyone prefers looking at photos of women, and no one prefers looking at pics of your baby. (Kidding! Made that last one up!)

Photography Link Roundup

Photo by John F. Conn

• Sean Kernick of the online magazine 24 Flinching collected some classic photos of New York City subways circa the 70s and 80s – back when graffiti ruled and Rudy Giuliani’s “Quality of Life” initiatives weren’t even a glimmer in his eye. [24 Flinching]

• To mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting the Telling Their Stories exhibit of 50 photos of the aftermath of the storm by Gulf Coast photographers. [Telling Their Stories]

• Houston Chronicle photographer Brett Coomer, who has a photo in the show, talks about his experiences photographing Katrina: “Every time I am called upon to cover a storm, I base almost all of my decisions on what I learned during my time in New Orleans following the 2005 storm.” [Houston Chronicle]

• The trust representing Ansel Adams’ estate filed a suit against Rick Norsigian, the man claiming to have bought $200 million worth of glass-plate negatives at a garage sale. They say: “I’m sure Ansel never would’ve imagined a scam on this scale.” [AP]

• Despite repeated warnings that Facebook is public, some people are slow to learn. Massachusetts State Police are investigating an incident that had Sergeant William Nasuti posing on duty and in full uniform with underage girls and alcohol. One of the girls in the photo posted it on Facebook; someone complained. [My Fox Boston]

• The online magazine formerly called 48 HR (until the show got all mad) is now Longshot, and the second call for submissions goes out this Friday at noon PST. Stay tuned for the theme and then get your story in in 24 hours. [Longshot]

SEO Wrap-Up*

Ah, March Madness. Now that Mizzou, Maryland and Syracuse are out, who to root for? Justin Beiber? Aside from the fact that his manager incited some riot with Twitter, I find tween heartthrobs really puzzling. Case in point: Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato’s duet on “American Idol.” I often lament the lack of duets in the current pop music landscape, but, sadly, that one didn’t fill the void.

Granted, it’s not like kids have ever been known to have taste in music or anything. You know who doesn’t have good taste in women? That Nazi sympathizer Jesse James. It’s awful how he really screwed over America’s sweetheart, huh? It’s sort of like how Barack Obama has screwed over the country with this health care thing. Damnitall, I want the status quo! Speaking of statuses, did you ever notice there are three types of people on Facebook….

*Experiment to get as many buzz-worthy search words in one post.

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