10 stories from 10 years of Facebook
One of the most interesting parts of Facebook has been Facebook Stories, which show how the social network has connected or impacted people in real life. Today, as Facebook celebrates a decade of making the world more open and connected, Facebook Stories showed 10 cases from around the world where the site served as a vital link or support system.
In Brazil, Facebook helped give a homeless poet a voice, as a friend started a Facebook page showcasing his poetry. In Kenya, Facebook connected a village’s craftswomen with a boutique owner in New Jersey.
Facebook also kept one California couple — Will and Kimmy — connected as Will was deployed overseas … but also helped Kimmy keep Will’s memory alive after his untimely passing:
Having this archive of our relationship means the world to me. I fully regret not marrying Will when I had the chance, and it bothers me that he will forever only be known my “boyfriend,” when really, he was my entire world.
Sometimes when I’m lonely, I go back and read everything he sent to me. I didn’t think about it much then, but having it all in one place took on a complete new meaning when I lost Will forever.
Click here to see the rest of the stories.
Readers: Has Facebook had a profound impact on your life? Let us know!