A Facepile is a way of showing interactions for a page/site by using profile pictures. It is a design element popularized by Facebook.
It consists of a row or rows of profile photos of individuals who have all completed a webaction involving the current page/site. For example, who have all liked, mentioned, favorited, RSVPed, etc.
Examples of IndieWeb sites using Facepiles.
Aaron Parecki has displayed a facepile for likes and retweets since Feburary 2014.
- example with >100 likes: https://aaronparecki.com/notes/2014/10/31/2/geoween
- example: https://aaronparecki.com/notes/2014/10/31/2/geoween
Will Norris since 2014-03-09. E.g. https://willnorris.com/2014/03/display-likes-in-a-facepile
Kyle Mahan since 2014-03-13. Screenshot:
David ShanskeUser:david.shanske.com... since 2014-04-26.
Kartik PrabhuUser:kartikprabhu.com... since 2014-??-??.
- Example on his blog: http://voxpelli.com/2014/10/indie-config-overview/
- Example on webmention.herokuapp.com: https://webmention.herokuapp.com/
Sebastiaan Andeweg uses facepiles to show likes, reposts and bookmarks for his post. For events, he also uses a facepile to show RSVPs.
Likes, reposts and bookmarks are mixed into one pile, but the text above the pile only counts the likes. When there are reposts/bookmarks but no likes, the title will say 'Reposts en bookmarks'.
RSVPs are displayed with an icon indicating 'yes', 'no', 'maybe' or 'interested'. Only the 'yes' value is in color.
As of November 2014, Twitter displays its Facepile as a count of the different types of actions, and a Facepile of the individuals who took action at all.