Does Facebook Do More Harm Than Good?

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Desiree Wheeler
Eng 111-26
Argumentative Essay
April 4, 2013

Argumentative Essay - “Does Facebook do more harm than good?”

Many people use Facebook in their everyday lives. Facebook has great benefits such as: making new friends, meeting old friends, and staying in touch with family members who live far away. Recently, Facebook has been a successful tool in starting small businesses and advertising. Facebook is especially popular for its birthday reminders and games. When Facebook was first created it was only for college students but as it grew so did its target crowd. Now, most people ranging from ages 10-65 have a Facebook Account.

For example, every waking day I use Facebook. I am able to talk to my aunts who live in Panama City, Florida and Washington D.C.. I am also able to stay in touch with my father, step mother, and watch the growth of my two little sisters who all live in Mesa, Arizona. Without Facebook communication would not be as easy or fast. I also have friends and family members who are starting businesses and they are able to advertise their products and also get ‘likes’ from people who support them. Likes on Facebook work as approval of what is being said and/or advertised and they play a big part in business pages. Also, I believe the only reason many of my friends and family remembered my birthday this year was because of Facebook’s famous birthday reminders. Facebook is also a great place to see how high school friends are doing and catch up on how they’ve grown (or how they haven’t grown). On one hand, I am a witness that Facebook has fulfilled its promises of what awesome things it had to offer and more.

On the other hand, I have witnessed the bad and sometimes disturbing things that take place on and through Facebook. Facebook users joined the popular group with a high of joining something fresh and new. MySpace, another social network, had become boring and monotonous and MySpace users had a thirst for...
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