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Monday, 4 October 2010

Facebooking: Good or bad?

(image from www.facebook.com)
With its mission “Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”, Facebook(www.facebook.com) is gaining momentum. Since its birth in 2004, currently the facebook has more than 400 million active users.

I joined this social website some months ago; I don't remember exactly what intention I had when I first joined this site, but it has now become part of my correspondence-platform to meet my old friends and get the newer ones. I have nearly 400 friends to whom I can get involved with and socialise. This is interesting website; people across the world with different backgrounds (races, genders, cultures, nations etc) socialise themselves using this website. It has more than 70 translations available.

August 2008: the facebook launched facebook chat; this introduction has helped people to interact more and get close with each-other easily. I use this system and get new ideas each day, and I explore the world through the information I get from it. An average user has 130 friends and sends eight friend requests per month. It was also found that an average user spends 55 minutes per day and writes about 25 comments on the facebook content each month. This is how people interact.

While some people(*1) believe in the good side of this site, some organizations feel otherwise. I went through forums of some newspapers(*2) and came to know how much facebook meant to them. While facebook in general seems to be good medium for introducing each other, some say it hampers official work. Now the issue is whether face book should go out of offices (because it disturbs the official work) or should still be there (because it helps people communicate and provides information).
people do not want facebook to be out of their system; if at all it disturbs the working system, they suggest that the online games like farmvile, bubble games etc must go.

This social website was launced by Mark Zuckerberg & co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin from their Harvard dorm room in February 2004.

note:*1-people I refer to is the people of the country I belong.
        *2-newspapers I refer to are the newspapers of the country I belong to.

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