Within the next several days, Facebook is expected to announce it has reached 500 million users. The site plans to celebrate the milestone with Facebook Stories, a collection of user blurbs on how the site has made a positive impact on their lives, says PCWorld.com. Users are encouraged to visit the User Stories page to submit their Facebook chronicle in 420 characters or less.
Facebook will hit the 500 million user mark after having only been around for six years, but hasn't done so without experiencing some growing pains, according to The Washington Post. Facebook has recently been sued over ownerhip rights, has been threatened with regulatory fines around the globe and has been besieged with privacy complaints. The tag for the upcoming film "The Social Network," which chronicles the origins of Facebook, says it best by noting that you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.