Facebook Wants User Stories for 500M Milestone
Half-billionth member expected to join next week
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2010 4:24 PM CDT
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference April 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Another milestone falls next week for Facebook when the 500 millionth member is expected to join. To mark the occasion, the site is collecting "Facebook Stories" from users about how the site affected their lives, reports the All Things Digital blog of the Wall Street Journal. The stories (submit them here) must be told in 420 characters, same as a status update, and the favorites will be featured on a website within Facebook. ("Get ready for one million really creepy stalking stories," says Adrian Chen at Gawker.)