Cloud Computing: The Facebook Effect: How the Social Network Touched 500M Users
Facebook celebrated hitting the 500 million user mark on July 21 by launching a new consumer application called Facebook Stories. Stories is a Web app like everything else Facebook, so users needn't download it. Simply go to this Website to read the stories users have submitted to Facebook describing how the social network has affected their lives. In some cases, such as where a high school student struck up a petition to save a theater, Facebook has been used to affect positive changes. Here is a tour of Facebook Stories, which includes some 200 stories out of the gate and allows users to view them by location around the world or theme. Users may also like and share the stories with their Facebook friends.