Facebook launched a new app, dubbed Facebook Stories, to highlight shared stories about people who have reconnected with friends and family via Facebook. As a part of the application, Bing Maps powers the location data for published stories. According to Microsoft, the location map provides a visual representation designed to further immerse you into the story, bringing you closer to the town being discussed.
Facebook’s intent with the Facebook Stories app is to celebrate all types of stories and to help you share your story with people around the world. It’s easy to share your story – go to http://stories.facebook.com/, fill out the short form at the bottom and select a theme. When finished, you’ll be able to share your story in the application and with your friends through News Feed. Of interest… Facebook wants your stories. They’re hitting the road on a US tour to meet the people, towns and organizations behind these stories in our first ever Facebook Stories road trip