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Today, Facebook is launching a new application highlighting shared stories about people who have leveraged Facebook to reconnect. The application dubbed Facebook Stories uses stories that have been authored by users who’ve found family, friends and flames on Facebook after having been long disconnected and used the social network to find one another amongst the 500 million Facebook users. Of the stories that have been published, Facebook is providing you with location context via a Bing Map. For those users that are reading the stories a map provides that visual representation to further immerse you into the story bringing you closer to the town being discussed.
Facebook’s intent with the Facebook Stories application is to celebrate all these types of stories and to help you share your story with people around the world. The application lets you scroll through stories on a Bing Map (by location), as well as by dozens of themes like “Love,” “Family,” Reunions,” “Sports” and “College” (by theme). Fill out the short form at the bottom and select a theme, and you’ll be able to share your story in the application and with your friends through News Feed.
Facebook wants your stories. They’re hitting the road on a US tour to meet the people, towns and organizations behind these stories in our first ever Facebook Stories road trip. They’ll be sharing more details of the trip and initial stops in future posts on this blog and the Facebook Page. However, they’ve made it a bit more interesting by asking people to submit their stories on Facebook Stories which could determine whether or not they’ll visit your town. Submissions are limited to 420 characters, so think about what makes your story unique and about the impact you or a group of people made by using Facebook. Read the full blog post on the Facebook blog for more details.
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I want to check out some of these stories. Still can't believe Facebook has made it to 500 million users!
"Facebook Stories" seems an intriguing application indeed. will probably go viral quickly considering their huge userbase.
Ye it's fantastic to know about what the value of social networking sites on internet, now we read the stories about those persons who meet their relatives on net by the social networking site "FACEBOOK".
Thanks Facebook For giving us that beautiful application.
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