Facebook: a Success Story

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Facebook: A Success Story

Facebook is a social networking website launched on February 4, 2004 by four students in Harvard as an alternative to the traditional student directory. At first the website was only for college students who wanted to know more about their mates and their school. Then it became worldwide, everyone over thirteen could access it. According to some of the users, Facebook is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with old friends and to make new ones. It also keeps them informed about what you do. Moreover the website has an incredible set of features for users to interact with; walls, pokes, photos and status are part of them. Today, it is one of the biggest social networking website with their 130 million active users. As reported by comScore, Facebook is the most-trafficked social media site in the world and the 4th most-trafficked website in the world. It has expanded in a fantastic way thanks to his extraordinary success. Facebook knew how to make his website addictive and interesting. First, it took every great feature of the others social networking websites and then incorporated in. Indeed, you can meet some new people from your town or from your work just like if you used Meetic. You can also share pictures and videos just like in Youtube or Flickr. There is also now, a messenger that allows you to chat with your online friends just as in Msn Messenger. Some users also find Facebook addictive because they are victims of the “collecting effect”. It is just like collecting stamps or Pokemons cards, but this time with “friends”. As the collection of “friends” grows, there is an increasing feeling of achievement. Facebook is also one of the easiest website to use, there is no FTPing which means that you don’t have to be an expert in programming to use it, and you can still upload pictures, clips or songs. And if it is easy to use, almost every range of age will be able to log on and create a profile, and not only...
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