April 29, 2013
Pros and cons of Facebook
Facebook is a social network on the internet. It was founded in February 2004, by a man named Mark ZuckerBurg. Today Facebook has over one billion users; that is about three times the population of the United States! Even after nine years, its popularity is still very much on the rise, and it has definitely passed the stage where it can be shrugged off as mass hysteria. The site has constantly adapted, and even reinvented itself in many ways according to the needs, and often the greed of its users.
Many people enjoy Facebook, including myself. A lot of positive things have come from Facebook. It is a way to keep in contact with people, share photos, and video chat. For those of you who may not know; video chatting is something you can do through a website if you have a web camera that allows you to talk to someone while seeing their face online. It’s very convenient to keep in touch with family that live out of town, you’ll also be able to see photos of them and their family, see status updates which allows you to read what’s going on in their lives from day to day. A few other positive things that Rahul Thadani, a writer for Buzzle.com (2012) wrote are that registering on the Facebook site is an extremely smooth process. It also transcends all physical boundaries, and lets you connect with long-lost friends and distant family. The site offers you the freedom to choose whom you would like to share your updates with. The site also gives you the opportunity to express yourself, and be heard. Many online games that are part of Facebook let you unwind and even promote social interaction with their many multiplayer functions. If it were a nation, Facebook, with one billion users would be the third most populous country in the world!
On the other hand Facebook has its disadvantages also. Although a lot has been done to improve its site’s...