Flipping through massive Facebook photo albums with prodigious speed is definitely a 21st century skill, but what would it look like if you photographed that process? Hauntingly beautiful, it turns out.

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The photographs, long exposure shots of a computer screen snapped as Facebook albums were rapidly flipped through, were taken by Phillip Maisel as part of a project called "A More Open Place," a quote by Facebook King Mark Zuckerberg himself.

There's plenty more at Maisel's site. Check them out and keep them in mind the next time you're looking at your friend's insipid vacation album. [Phillip Maisel via Peta Pixel]