Facebook reaches a staggering 500 million users

Posted by Mark Raby

There are now more Facebook user accounts than there are Windows 7 licenses, people in the United States, and the number of daily Twitter posts, combined!

Last  week, news began to swirl around the Internet that the huge milestone was imminent, and over the weekend it actually happened. Facebook is expected to officially announce it this week.
To celebrate, the social networking site will be launching a special feature called "Facebook Stories," which will be a collection of short tales about users who have had their lives changed by Facebook.

The stories will likely be everything from people connecting with long-lost friends to getting job opportunities and finding true love.

It may sound a bit corny, but it will be a chance for Facebook to show that it's not just about growing itself into a corporate behemoth and sucking up to advertisers, but it also provides an actual, meaningful resource to millions of people every day.