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Once upon a time there was an online social network called Facebook, and it brought together people from all over the globe, helping them to reignite romances, launch careers, and even find organ donors. Facebook Fairytales brings to light inspirational "happy endings" stemming from the increasingly popular social-networking site. Author Emily Liebert crafts captivating naOnce upon a time there was an online social network called Facebook, and it brought together people from all over the globe, helping them to reignite romances, launch careers, and even find organ donors. Facebook Fairytales brings to light inspirational "happy endings" stemming from the increasingly popular social-networking site. Author Emily Liebert crafts captivating narratives of real-life stories from interviews with Facebook users who have used the site's many applications to find biological parents, relay messages to loved ones during the Mumbai terrorist attacks, donate money to Chinese orphanages, and try to hunt down a hit-and-run criminal. Readers will relate to these tales and, simultaneously, be charmed by the little spark of magic that sets them apart from your everyday success stories.Liebert also interviews and shares the story of Chris Hughes, Facebook cofounder who worked on the Obama new-media campaign, revolutionizing the use of social-networking sites as a political tool. Complete with an introductory interview with Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Fairytales is a collection of tales that will inspire you to seek out your "happily ever after" on the world's most popular social-networking site—and maybe find Prince Charming along the way....

Title : Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit
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ISBN : 9781602399433
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit Reviews

  • Michele
    2019-03-27 10:05

    The Phenomenon that IS FacebookEmily Liebert had a brilliant concept for a book, and Facebook Fairytales doesn't disappoint. As a fan of this phenomenal social networking website and because I have personal experience with both finding long-lost friends and also being found, I was eager to read her collection of "Modern Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit." From the first page, I couldn't put it down. It's well-researched, well-written, relatable and highly entertaining. The reader is guaranteed to meet individuals he or she will immediately want to "friend." Liebert's collection includes some stories that might border on "miraculous," however, I felt they were actually more mundane--and more relatable to all of us who use the site. The stories do, however, range from the poignant tales of a son finding his biological father and a woman finding a kidney donor, to something as simple as one person finding a lost, six-toed cat named "Bob." Reading the book definitely inspired me to use the site even more to locate other long-lost friends and acquaintances from my past. I should note I initially joined just to keep an eye on my kids . . . and yet, I've become hooked. Very well done. A great read and I highly recommend this book.

  • Jean V. Naggar Literary
    2019-03-09 13:46

    “Some of the stories will give you the warm fuzzies...or amaze you ....Some stories will even bring a tear to your eye.”“FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES is filled with captivating narratives of 25 real-life stories…The overriding that the generosity and resilience of the human spirit is truly powerful in cyberspace.”“Westchester author Emily Liebert features 25 of the most compelling connections in FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES.” --The New York Daily News"What does the world look like when a billion people are using social networks and they can share even more than they're able to today? A lot more things will be possible . . ." --Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, from the Introduction of FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES “Thought-provoking, inspiring and uplifting . . . These tales will surprise, amuse, touch, and inspire anyone who has regained a lost friend or been touched by the kindness of a stranger. Reminds all of us that the resilience of the human spirit is truly powerful, even online.“The book show[s] how social networking is changing the way people interact…[it] also details stories from people who found a child to adopt through Facebook and a father who continued posting messages to his daughter’s Facebook page after her death.”“From cover to cover, author Emily Liebert’s masterful collection of short stories--some inspirational, some cute and others fraught with emotion--are weaved together with great care…Liebert projects skillful sensitivity in illustrating how Facebook has not only changed the way the world communicates, but changed the world…In triumph and tragedy, Liebert affirms the goodness that lies within all of us, and leaves readers rallying for the lives and people she covers.”“Emily Liebert’s debut a fascinating, timely read...Liebert illustrates the profound impact Facebook has had on modern society. The stories are diverse...but they all feel simultaneously personal and universal. Liebert is an excellent storyteller, weaving together intricate details and interspersing authentic Facebook updates to help advance the stories, making the book as relevant as the site itself.” --The Daily Beast, Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist and bestselling author of SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER and BEING CATHOLIC NOW

  • Philip
    2019-02-25 12:48

    Well, this book is pretty much exactly what I expected from reading the title. It's a bunch of short, feel-good (mostly) tales involving Facebook to some varying degree.For what it is it's great; not a terrible way to waste a few hours. Beyond that, though, it's nothing particularly special. The plots are cute and rather predictable, since you know they're (mostly) all going to end happily. Some of them are more interesting then others, as can be expected by any collection of stories.Really, I don't have much to say about it, good or bad. The most powerful story for me was the penultimate one, but that's just a personal thing and probably most other people would have different stories they'd pick.There were a *lot* of typos. And they were all letters replaced by similar looking letters, like h instead of b or cl instead of d. As if they had a paper book, scanned it and then converted the imperfect pdf into text for the Kindle. It was mostly tolerable, just distracting, as typos are.Based on the foreword and some of the stories, this author is a huge fan of Facebook, which is rather the opposite of the previous Facebook-related book I read (The Friend Request); however, it still didn't make me feel a desire to start a profile. Oh well.

  • Steph Su
    2019-03-07 12:50

    FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES is a collection of 25 inspiring stories about the miracles that have occurred over Facebook. It’s not difficult to find uplifting tales in a social networking medium that permeates most of our lives, and these stories about organ donation, finding lost people, reuniting separated families, and more are short but sweet tales of the extraordinary in the ordinary. I’m a sucker for inspirational stories, and several within this book definitely had been tearing up and sighing.This book is no Chicken Soup, or Reader’s Digest, however. The writing is fairly basic, and as a result often leans heavily on the naturally emotional power of the story, rather than the narration, to make an impact. The Facebook element was not quite convincingly incorporated into the stories: oftentimes we get colored inserts that are supposed to look like screenshots of one’s Facebook messages, but don’t quite achieve that level of authenticity. For such a heavily story-dependent collection as this, I would’ve liked more relevance and creativity with the design and “Facebook-ness,” instead of merely an average book with inserts of people’s profile pictures and blocks of people’s messages.Even so, FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES would make a delightful gift, and look quite interesting on a coffee table or in a public waiting/resting area. Facebook is something that most of us take for granted, and it is interesting to get a look at the human aspects of this oftentimes impersonal form of communication, to remind us of the frailty and wonder of humanity.

  • Robyn
    2019-03-05 15:37

    I am not on Facebook anymore. I used to be, and I used to use it a lot. I got sick of Facebook. The beginning of 2013 I had enough and called it quits. While I have heard stories from people around me on how they have re-connected with people that haven't seen in years, I haven't heard any extraordinary stories like the ones that are in Facebook Fairytales. This is a cute concept for a book - and uplifting stories are always wonderful. This book hosts 25 stories from people all over the world that occurred because of Facebook. This was a quick read book that I read over the span of a day & a half when I had the chance to sneak in a few chapters. It was cute that there were Facebook style looking pages/message throughout the chapters, and each chapter was someone else's story. I also like that the stories had accompanying pictures. Over all this was a "feel good" book and that was a nice change.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Sarah Wright
    2019-03-21 14:01

    In a world full of negativity, this book was a breath of fresh air, so to speak. The stories that were told in this book were heartwarming.You hardly ever hear of the positive things that comes from Facebook, but this book is full of amazing and heartwarming stories that came about because of the help of Facebook!

  • Unit of Raine
    2019-02-24 15:37

    It was a quick read. I didn't care for the authors style ... it actually distracted from the lack of material. There were maybe 3 interesting stories, nothing hugely inspirational. However, when read following "Linked" it highlights the potential of exploiting our networks ... and the professionals that are hugely successful at it.

  • Denni Harbaugh
    2019-03-24 17:40

    The stories were inspiring. However, I found the spelling errors distracting. Especially since most of them would have been caught if a spell-check had been run. Perhaps there were more errors because I read the Kindle version? But the stories were very good.

  • Bonnie
    2019-03-17 09:40

    Picked this to read because of the promise of real good real life stories. Very quick read, most of the stories were not all that interesting but part of that was probably the writing style. Most interesting was the variety of reasons people were putting Facebook to use.

  • Issa
    2019-03-11 16:44

    This was a collection of stories about how facebook has changed the lives of individual people. Some were emotional and heart warming while some were very business driven. The business stories didn't really fit the theme set by the title, but some of the stories were interesting.

  • Eldon
    2019-03-25 13:39

    I'm a little disappointed with this book. Of course "Modern-Day Miracles" must be taken as hyperbole but still overall not as inspiring as I had hoped. I guess I'm a sucker for happy endings though, so since fractional ratings are not available, I'll round the stars up to a three.

  • Kat
    2019-03-10 16:40

    Facebook is so amazing-I was reunited with my birth-uncle after 20 years, haven't met him in person yet. It's so awesome that others have this experience as well. I felt like I connected with the stories shared. I'm glad I read this one.

  • Markie
    2019-03-13 16:58

    Awesome read!!! I loved it!!! I'm a FB addict!!!

  • Audra
    2019-02-25 09:45

    Loved some of the stories more than others. Really enjoyed the one with the sisters.

  • Cindy Zhou
    2019-03-11 12:05

    Few awful typos should have been caught. Otherwise lovely feel-good short stories.

  • Maryellen
    2019-03-10 17:58

    This was a good collection of stories about people who connected on facebook.

  • Mamta
    2019-03-12 12:00

    It's not that moving. There are about three or four stories that are truly modern-day fairytales!

  • Kim
    2019-03-01 13:43

    I heard the author interviewed on Martha Stewart Sirius this morning. This sounds like a nice uplifting the Chicken Soup for the Soul type of thing.

  • Danielle
    2019-03-13 13:04

    easy read, wouldn't recommend

  • April
    2019-03-22 16:45

    This has some fluffy happy stories, and some not as happy. It was a break from my normal reading.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-17 15:39

    Similar to a Chicken Soup for the soul book.

  • Abby
    2019-03-19 15:36

    Poor editing!

  • Dana
    2019-03-17 15:44

    I really wanted to like this book, but the stories were not quite miracles and there was a bit of a subliminal Facebook propaganda message woven in.

  • Claire Rafala
    2019-03-07 10:01


  • Mary
    2019-03-23 13:57

    Reader's Digest style stories extremely sweet and smarmy.

  • Dphngng
    2019-03-23 15:59

    A handful of feel good stories featuring FB and how it has changed the way people interact. A Chicken Soup for the Facebook Soul equivalent.

  • Margot
    2019-02-27 15:05

    I'm a grammar snob, so I was put off by the mechanics of this book. And for me, the stories were not particularly inspiring or miraculous.Now I feel like a grinch.

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-22 12:46

    pretty good book. could have used some editing, but not bad.