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Facebook[3] Stories is a feature introduced by the social media[2] giant, Facebook, in 2017. It is a platform within the app where users can share photos and videos, which disappear after 24 hours, similar to Snapchat[4]’s main feature. Facebook Stories is accompanied by a range of creative tools, such as filters, stickers, and text options, which allow users to personalize their content. Users can access this feature by navigating to the top of their feed or by swiping right within the app. Despite its initial aim to attract younger users and compete with Snapchat, as of 2017, Facebook Stories has seen less popularity compared to its counterparts. However, it has expanded user engagement on the Facebook platform[1], making it a significant component of the social media landscape.

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1. Facebook Platform ( Facebook platform ) The Facebook Platform is a comprehensive suite of services and tools provided by Facebook for third-party developers to create their own applications and services that operate within the Facebook social networking environment. Introduced on May 24, 2007, the platform includes the Graph API, enabling data interaction, and Authentication features that allow secure sign-ins across applications. Social Plugins and the Open Graph Protocol are also key components that enhance user experience and integration. Despite concerns over privacy and data sharing, the Facebook Platform remains integral to the company's ecosystem. It has also significantly impacted the social networking landscape, with thousands of applications developed since its inception. The Platform's evolution reflects Facebook's technological advancements, such as transitioning from Facebook Markup Language (FBML) to HTML5-based tools.
2. social media. Social media is a broad term encompassing a variety of digital tools and platforms that facilitate the sharing of information and the creation of virtual communities. Emerging from early systems like PLATO and ARPANET, it has evolved into modern platforms like Facebook and Twitter. These platforms offer unique features that differentiate them from traditional media, including the ability for users to generate content and engage in dialogic communication. They cater to over 100 million users globally and offer different forms of services, such as messaging apps and collaborative content creation platforms. The use of social media has far-reaching impacts on individuals, society, and businesses, influencing everything from marketing practices to political processes. However, it's also associated with ethical concerns, such as the spread of misinformation and potential addiction.
Facebook Stories (Wikipedia)

Facebook Stories are short user-generated photo or video collections that can be uploaded to the user's Facebook. Facebook Stories were created on March 28, 2017. They are considered a second news feed for the social media website. It is focused around Facebook's in-app camera which allows users to add fun filters and Snapchat-like lenses to their content as well as add visual geolocation tags to their photos and videos. The content is able to be posted publicly on the Facebook app for only 24 hours or can be sent as a direct message to a Facebook friend.

"As people mostly post photos and videos, Stories is the way they’re going to want to do it," says Facebook Camera product manager Connor Hayes, noting Facebook's shift away from text status updates after ten years as its primary sharing option. "Obviously we’ve seen this doing very well in other apps. Snapchat has really pioneered this," explained Hayes. Facebook has seen much success through other applications like Snapchat and Instagram, especially since Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012.

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