10 Better Uses Of Space Than Facebook Stories

Facebook Stories, the social network’s attempt to yet again take on Snapchat, seems to be less-than-popular with its users. Mostly, the Stories section of the app sits empty with hypothetical circles showing what it would hypothetically look like if your friends decided to post stories.

So, here are 10 things that Facebook could put in that prized space at the top of their app while they wait for Stories to take off:


Bring back the Atari classic, but for the mobile generation.

The front page of the New York Times

Facebook has taken a hard stance on fake news since the election, so what better way to show that than to include a mini-version of “all the news that’s fit to print?” There would still be extra space, though, so they could also throw in the styles section and crossword puzzle for the majority of Americans who don’t care about news.

A quick user poll

A friendly, non-assuming poll asking users which stories apps they DO use. No reason for this really…none at all.

A running tally of how much money Facebook has made selling your personal information

You thought this service was free?

Inspirational quotes

Everyone needs inspiration in their daily lives. Especially the developers on the Facebook Stories team.

A friendly reminder that Mark Zuckerberg and Jesse Eisenberg are different people

Because honestly, sometimes we forget.

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Facebook stock tracker

A running graph of the stock price of FB since the launch of Stories.

Literal blank space

Still a better use of this area than Facebook Stories.


This one really needs no explanation.