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Facebook Celebrates Half-Billion-Person Milestone with User-Contributed “FaceBook Stories”

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Now, personally, I’m through with the Facebook, srsly, but it seems that you all just can’t enough. Anyway, to celebrate the milestone of having 500,000,000 accounts, or sign-ups, or whatever, FB is launching Facebook Stories. Check it:

“Logging in, sharing content, and connecting with friends has become an integral part of more than half a billion people’s lives on Facebook. To celebrate this milestone Facebook is introducing Facebook Stories, a unique visualization that will enable users to tell the incredible stories of the moving and interesting ways they’ve used Facebook. Facebook Stories will help people share these inspirational stories with others. To share stories and view other people’s stories, visit Facebook Stories at: http://stories.facebook.com.”

That’s pretty simple, right? Here’s your interface: 

Click on San Francisco and this is what you can see:

(Can’t wait for Ali Fedotowsky‘s FB story to pop up one of these days.)

So, here you go:

“Today, the 500 millionth person signed up for Facebook.
 
Logging in, sharing content, and connecting with friends has become an integral part of more than half a billion people’s lives on Facebook. To celebrate this milestone Facebook is introducing Facebook Stories, a unique visualization that will enable users to tell the incredible stories of the moving and interesting ways they’ve used Facebook. Facebook Stories will help people share these inspirational stories with others. To share stories and view other people’s stories, visit Facebook Stories at:
http://stories.facebook.com.   
 
Organized by geography and theme, Facebook Stories illustrates how people are finding what’s been lost (from old loves and pets to class rings), supporting others (whether through a wall post or a kidney donation to strangers), and even changing the world through social movements. Starting today, anyone on Facebook can enter their story to be included in the global visualization or simply browse what has already been published.   
 
Facebook Stories application: http://stories.facebook.com
Blog posts: 500 Million Stories: http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=409753352130
Facebook Stories: What’s Your Story?: http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=409743057130
Video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150238694155484
Thank you message from Facebook employees: http://www.facebook.com/thanks
Latest Facebook statistics: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics