According to Buzzle.com Facebook is a social networking website where each user joins the community and connects with their friends virtually. Connected members can share information, pictures, videos and also use the Facebook instant messenger facility. A member creates a profile for himself and uploads anything he/she wants, and all his connected friends can view this data at any time. It was form by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, he had no idea how big it would actually become. Along with a few of his friends at Harvard University, Zuckerberg created Facebook to fulfill the purpose of a college yearbook. Within a few months more and more people joined the community, and today Facebook has more than 750 million users all over the world. In January 2011, Facebook also became the second most visited website in the United States.

Facebook became successful because people can locate and keep in contact with their family and friends. People used Facebook to post pictures of themselves, family, friends and other events that happen in their life. Facebook is also use as an instant messenger where someone states their mood, activity or location. People also use Facebook to post their personal information. People also say that Facebook is great because; You can keep in touch with your friends, no matter how far apart you’ll are physically. You can make many new like-minded friends by joining various groups and communities.

Personally I think that Facebook has many issues. For one it has become “an” addiction for most people that has wasted many hours on Facebook. A person can get bombarded with unwanted friend requests from many unknown people. Another issue I have with Facebook is although you have the ability to find family and friends, you’ll also have to worry about them being able to snoop around and know what is happening in your life at all times. There is also the possiblity of your pictures being misused. Facebook can cause privacy issues as well, for instant someone could loose a job or a job opportunity because of what they have posted on Facebook.



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