Facebook marketing guru Randi Zuckerberg estimates that the social-networking site will reach the half-billion user mark sometime next week. Barring duplicate accounts, that’s 1/13th of the planet’s population, and it means that there will be more Facebook users worldwide than there are Buddhists. (sources: 1, 2, 3)
Though we had an official photographer, one of my favorite pictures from our wedding came from my friend and former radio co-host Matt Williams
To commemorate this milestone, the site will launch “Facebook Stories,” a collection of short, user-submitted blurbs about how Facebook has changed our lives.
According to Zuckerberg (sister of CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg), a “Facebook Stories” Web page will list selected tales by location and themes such as “finding love,” “coping with grief” and “natural disasters.” Each story will be limited to just 420 characters, or the maximum length of a status update.
You can submit your own story via a simple form. And, if your story becomes popular and gets more “likes” than most stories, it could be featured on the site for all to see.
Here’s the story I submitted:
FB turned my wedding into a social-networking event! When we got married, we had a full “wedding week,” typical of my Indian people. Several of our friends photographed everything–sangeet, chura, various parties, our two (Hindu and Lutheran) weddings, our reception, etc.–and promptly uploaded their pics. One of the best gifts I received was an inbox full of loving comments from those who couldn’t attend.
What kinds of stories would you submit?