Introduction…<br />Facebook is the second largest social network on the web, behind only MySpace in terms of traffic. Primarily focused on high school to college students, Facebook has been gaining market share, and more significantly a supportive user base. Since their launch in February 2004, they’ve been able to obtain over 8 million users in the U.S. alone and expand worldwide to 7 other English-speaking countries, with more to follow. A growing phenomenon, let’s discover Facebook.<br />
It’s History…<br />Originally called thefacebook, Facebook was founded by former-Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (while at Harvard) who ran it as one of his hobby projects with some financial help from Eduardo Saverin. Within months, Facebook and its core idea spread across the dorm rooms of Harvard where it was very well received. Soon enough, it was extended to Stanford and Yale where, like Harvard, it was widely endorsed.<br />Before he knew it, Mark Zuckerberg was joined by two other fellow Harvard-students – Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes – to help him grow the site to the next level. Only months later when it was officially a national student network phenomenon, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz dropped out of Harvard to pursue their dreams and run Facebook full time. In August 2005, thefacebook was officially called Facebook and the domain facebook.com was purchased for a reported $200,000.<br />
The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently. <br />
I am Facebook’s logo.<br />Hello! I’m the Homepage!<br />NEW!! 2011 profile page loaded and released!<br />The cool, easy-to-use, facebook mobile interface.<br />Does the 2005 thefacebook page exists anymore???<br />The old 2007 profile page…<br />
Advantages..<br /><ul><li>Facebook makes it easy to find and join groups with similar interest and dislikes
It is easier to find old friends or new friends as almost everyone is on Facebook
Facebook makes it easy to approach and meet new people
Facebook can be used to meet business contacts and for networking purposes</li></li></ul><li>Disadvantages…<br />Facebook is becoming a place for long distance relationships with many people you will never meet, this takes some of the intimacy away from relationships<br />Facebook addiction is becoming something that is a real problem; if you have any life at all you have other things to do besides sit on Facebook all day.<br />Because of open and public nature of Facebook there is the possibility for being stalked online or offline, this can be highly aggravating!<br />Terrible for worker productivity. If you are self employed Facebook can consume much of your time if you are not careful. If you run a business your employees may waste valuable and expensive time using Facebook.<br />Let's talk about these people on Facebook who are labeled "friends"...are they really?<br />
Conclusion<br />I think that, with facebook, I can connect with more people and be social.<br />It also gives me the chance to make new friends and make connections with people far away.<br />It can release our tension with playing games.<br />
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