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!