For years now the vast majority of stories about Facebook seemed to describe some kind of unstoppable force when it comes two growth and business. A company that is doubling in size every year – with members who spent more time on the network month after month, and a user base so large it rivaled the most populous nations on Earth.
Now the social networking giant is beginning to tell different stories, like the following one.
In 2010, Mayank Sharma of New Delhi, India contracted tubercular meningitis, a serious inflammation of the central nervous system. After a week in the hospital, he emerged without any memory of ever getting sick – or of the first twenty-seven years of his life. He began messaging the people who came up in Facebook’s People You May Know feature to start piecing his life back together.
Mayank Sharma used Facebook to rebuild and rediscover what he lost.
I think it’s a beautiful story. You can watch the accompanying video above.