New Facebook promotion celebrates 500m users

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Facebook reaches 500 million users

Social media website Facebook will be celebrating its 500 millionth user this week with the announcement of a new online promotion.

According to All Things Digital's Kara Swisher, the soon-to-be-announced Facebook Stories will invite members of the portal to share their experiences of using the site, which has become one of the most-visited on the internet since its inception in 2004.

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook's director of marketing, told Swisher that the campaign will concentrate on the way Facebook has impacted on people's lives. She said:

As we anticipated our 500-million milestone, we wanted to find a different way to announce and celebrate it.

"In the past, it's been all about the numbers and milestones and we realized we had never taken the opportunity to celebrate users."

Facebook Stories

Swisher claims that the stories Facebook will consider from users will be short