Facebook Stories was an app which the social network giant launched back in 2010. However, it was soon scrapped. Now, the company is relaunching a website as well as a Facebook page titled ‘Facebook Stories.’ The idea is to highlight the innovative and extra-ordinary uses of Facebook by individuals so as to show the world how useful it is.
According to a Facebook representative, “It’s meant to celebrate the people who connect and share in innovative ways to accomplish things that would be otherwise impossible. By spotlighting these stories, we hope to inspire people to find new uses for these technologies within their own lives.”
In simpler and more direct words, it is Facebook’s way of boasting its ego and showing the world how it has shaped the lives of countless individuals. While this may look like a purely marketing move, there are some inspirational stories that Facebook has helped shape. The website will have a monthly theme, beginning with ‘Remembering’ this month. Facebook has dished out a video related to this theme. And this video, posted below, is indeed inspirational:
The description of the video reads, “In 2010, Mayank Sharma of New Delhi, India, contracted tubercular meningitis, a serious inflammation of the central nervous system. After a week in the hospital, he emerged without any memory of ever getting sick — or of the first 27 years of his life. He began messaging the people who came up in Facebook’s People You May Know feature to start piecing his life back together.”
Facebook has also created an interesting infographic related to Facebook Stories. You can see it below:
Source: Facebook Stories