Facebook Stories

Facebook today launched Facebook Stories (stories.facebook.com) - a collection of stories you've shared with Facebook about the impact the social network and your friends have had on your lives. Facebook Stories also signifies Facebook's celebration for reaching 500 million active users worldwide.

Facebook Stories

Facebook vice president of communications and public policy Elliot Schrage revealed the following in his blog post:
  • Facebook Stories was developed using the tools and resources of Facebook Platform.
  • His team worked with developers JESS3, of Washington, D.C., and Involver, of San Francisco, to create the application. JESS3 handled the visual design, while the application was built on Involver's platform.
  • Facebook also integrated Bing Maps to power the location view for stories.
As we all know, Bing is Microsoft's search engine. Is Bing Map's integration into Facebook Stories the commencement of a collaboration between the two giants Facebook and Microsoft for future projects?

Elliot also wrote that Facebook is planning a Facebook Stories road trip in the U.S. "to meet the people, towns and organizations behind these stories."

Sounds interesting. But what about the other countries where Facebook Stories has a significant number of contributors or sharers, like for example India or Philippines?