Facebook Stories App Brings Original Content To Social Network

David J. Knight, a 47-year-old archaeologist, has used Facebook as a tool to motivate the community of Guelph, Ontario, and save a rain ravaged building. His story is part of a new endeavor on the social networking site called Facebook Stories, which highlights the tales of how Facebook members have used the network to come together.

“Got a story about an extraordinary way that you’ve used Facebook?,” asks the new app. “Submit it to Stories, and we may publish it in an upcoming installment.” The new app aims to help the social networking site create original content and it will feature a new theme each month.

PaidContent.org has more: “The Facebook design team’s Skip Bronkie and Peter Jordan are leading the project. Dan Fletcher, who was hired as Facebook’s managing editor in January 2012 and was previously a reporter at Time magazine, is editing and vetting stories from users. He also wrote the “Guelph, Ontario: Saving a Slice of Downtown” story in this month’s issue. Other team members include Allie Townsend, formerly Time‘s social media producer; editorial producer Jeffrey Gerson; Matthew Harnack and Mandy Zibart.”

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