Facebook asks “What’s your story?” after crossing 500M users milestone

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Facebook wants to know  “What’s your story?”, asking its users to share their stories related to the social platform, marking this way the milestone the company crossed, reaching to 500M users in the entire world.

The call to action was addressed on Facebook blog by Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of communications and public policy.

Among the stories connecting people on Facebook are a status update that became a lifeline for a woman and a group of people traveling in Haiti during earthquake or the story of a father that reconnected with his daughter after 15 years apart.

“Each of the 500 million people using Facebook, though, has a story. We want to hear your story, too, so it can inspire others… to reconnect with long-lost friends, get closer to their friends and family, support those in need, or even start a political movement”, Schrage writes.

To propagate the stories, Facebook launched an application, Facebook Stories, to help the users share their stories with people around the world. Application receives stories on different themes, from love, family and reunions to sports and college.

The application includes a “Like” button that people can use to vote their favourites and the most voted ones will be included in a “Most Popular” section, yet to be created.

Facebook Stories is available at http://stories.facebook.com/ and highlighted on certain facebook pages

Also, Facebook’s team intends to hit the road this summer, in United States, to meet people, towns and organizations behind the stories, during a first Facebook Stories road trip.