Facebook has launched a new editorial project which does seem to be pretty original, dubbing it “Facebook Stories“. Just what do you get when you head over to Facebook Stories? A respite from the regular food and cat photos that you see on Facebook, of course. Facebook Stories will show off a bunch of videos as well as articles which show off the many different ways where the Facebook community take advantage of the social networking platform. Having been in the pipeline since June 2011, Facebook Stories will instead focus on a different theme each month, and for the month of August, they have kicked off with the topic “Remembering.”
Stories gleaned from the Facebook community will not be the only thing though, as the site will also throw in standard features that work in tandem with a bunch of partners. Take for instance, the Bookshelf that will carry a Goodreads-supplied list of books which correspond with the month’s theme, while the Playlist will cast its spotlight on Spotify mixes that were curated by artists. No other microsites have been confirmed by a Facebook to be in the works, leaving Facebook Stories as the next expansion of the Facebook universe at this point in time.