August 11, 2012 | By: Mallory Flynn
Ever wondered how your story matches up? A colleague of mine recently shared the link, www.facebookstories.com, a site that demonstrates people using Facebook in extraordinary ways.
From a man re-experiencing his life despite memory loss, to compelling book lists, there are stories to be shared — and many are realizing that one of the easiest ways to share is right at their fingertips.
So how do you share? An infographic on the website takes a look at major life moments shared online. At 42 percent, tales about travel reigned supreme.
For me, I like to use my social networking the same way. I enjoy watching the travels of my friends (which have become more sporadic as we age), and documenting my own travels. It has also served as a great way to reconnect with friends met during travel. Recently, a friend in Israel that I met from Ireland found my Facebook — a year after meeting. Facebook allowed us to catch up in ways that wouldn't have been probable previously.
Even more interesting is the fact that the people sharing travel stories the most are those within the 55 to 64 age range!
While recently I've felt the need to backtrack, realizing that I own no tangible photos or documentation of my life, it is reassuring to know that my memories are all a click away.
Interestingly, the inforgraphic doesn't seem to explore companies. However, if they did, I'm sure the results would be fascinating! I'm always pleased to see how involved some of the audience members of our clients are with a company's Facebook! A simple photo had over 700 viewers just the other day! If that's not powerfully sharing a memory, I don't know what is!