Impact of Facebook

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Ting Xiao
October 11, 2012
Facebook: The Culture Changing Phenomenon
It’s been almost eight years, since Mark Zuckerburg founded the worldwide internet phenomenon known as Facebook. Since February of 2004, Facebook has gained billions of active users that access their account every day to update their status, post pictures, and interact with their Facebook friends. With discovering Facebook, our culture has shifted due to the social changes that are made due to more people using this social network service. More than anything, our social interactions with our peers and other people have been greatly impacted from the creation of Facebook in a more positive direction. It makes us wonder if Zuckerburg ever thought of having such an impact in our culture with his great creation.

When we open Facebook, the first thing we see is the different posts that our peers have updated to get a glimpse of their lives, acting as a type of indirect interaction we have with our friends. Facebook has created a whole new different meaning of communicating and socializing with our friends and families. This social phenomenon was created to bring friends together and help share the thoughts of users on the internet. In my own case, Facebook has also helped rekindle my old friendship with someone who I was particularly close to in fourth grade. We lost touch quickly after he moved to Texas after fourth grade, but three years ago, he was able to find me on Facebook. It seems like our friendship was matched together by this website, and I am forever grateful for that. Who knows when we would ever reconnect if it weren’t for Facebook? I personally find this one concept of Facebook to have made a more positive influence on this generation’s social interactions, especially when I know that I can’t be the only one who has used Facebook to patch up an old friendship or even keep a long-distance friendship going. It has helped many people from all over the world connect with their...
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