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Over 7,000 People Tagged in One Facebook Photo Wins a Guinness World Record

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36 ultra hi-res photos taken with two Hasselblad cameras at this year's Glastonbury Festival in England were stitched together to create a 1.3-gigapixel image. Of the 70,000 people captured, over 7,000 dirty revellers have tagged themselves on Facebook.

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This has awarded the pictured, created by mobile network Orange, a Guinness World Record for most people ever tagged in an online photo. No idea what the previous record-holder for this would've been, but I imagine this is a new entry to the book.

The two Hasselblad H4D-50 cameras used cost around $30,000 each, and have 50MP sensors which resulted in the 36 photos taken in under a minute flat, and later stitched together for a photo hi-res enough for people to zoom in on every single individual, to search for themselves and friends. I wonder how many girlfriends discovered their boyfriends copping off with someone in a cider-fuelled frenzy behind their back from this photo? [Glastotag via Orange]

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How the hell did they correctly tag people? Couldn't anyone just tag themselves in the photo? It seems not only like an incredibly useless record, but probably the most biased one.