Henil PatelDate-11-04-17 FACEBOOK What is Facebook? SarahPhillips reports on the development of Facebook, from a Harvardsocial-networking website to a global internet phenomenon. “Facebook is asocial networking service that was launched in February 2004, founded by MarkZuckerberg along with his college roommates and fellow students”. The website’smembership was initially limited by the founders, to Harvard students and IvyLeague schools, but was quickly expanded over the years all over the world. Currently, Facebook is the world’s largestsocial network and has over 955 millionactive users. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and makethe world more open and connected.
Millions of people use Facebook every day tokeep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links andvideos, and learn more about the people they meet. From a personal perspective, Facebook is probably one of theeasiest ways to search and find anybody who you might know or want to get to know when it comes to many different types ofrelationships.Heba, Soffar said “Facebook is the most popular socialnetworking site of all time, it has helped a lot to cut down the physical boundaries,and it has its many benefits for personal or for the business purposes”. In other words, firms can followCoke’s example as a high quality model to create strong brand recognition andincrease sales. Consequently, companies can make effective brand awareness fortheir consumers by provide greater brand consciousness. Additionally, usingsocial media in business can provide high quality content.
In recent years somebusiness has created content in social media site because customers want to read,write, exchange, and see which theme the company is focusing on.Some of the things that make Facebook’s service different from thetraditional media such as newspapers, television, and film are that it’scomparatively inexpensive and accessible to allow anyone to publish or accessinformation. Traditional media is considered to be the original sources ofinformation in a one-way conversation towards its readers or viewers, a controlledcommunication. While social media the power has shifted to the people and it’snow a two-way conversation between one person to another, an unregulated communication.Interaction between people is the main advantage of social media. Facebookallows users to continuously stay in touch with friends, relatives and otheracquaintances wherever they are in the world. Facebook is the largest social network of the world. This has advantagesand disadvantages.
Vinayak SP commented: Advantages& Disadvantages of Facebook — In the marketing point of view, theFacebook is valuable to create a brand not only for individuals but alsobusinesses at the global level. The Facebook benefits include asa social networking pros provides benefits for business andindividuals too, such as making a group, chatting with clients, making anevent, wall stickers, reliable platforms, news feed, etc. you can meet newpeople & have knowledge about various places, traditions & culture. Nodoubt, the Facebook is proved as a great option to connect with theworld these days.
Most of the people use FB in day-to-day life; even manypeople spend hours-&-hours on the Facebook Hundred millions of people use it every day. We get messages,notifications from our friends or the popular people we just liked or from thegroup we had joined before. The information can move faster between you and theworld. If you want to register a page like Facebook you have to give out yourpersonal data. This is what makes it dangerous, because anyone can steal it,causing mental scars on you with it. If someone cannot take this responsibilityhe can give out informations from himself what he would not like to and thiscan cause the problems.
There are some people who mean to find the freedomthrough this dimension what he thinks that the life has stolen from him. Forinstance: friendship, real emotion full relationships. These people do not givea thought to it that this may remove him from the reality.
Beside these disadvantages, Facebook has lots of advantages. We can keepin contact with our relatives or friends who live far away, we can know whathappens in our surroundings, we can chat with our friends. What is more we canmake secret groups where we can invite who we want, and then we can chat privatelyand the groups has own message wall. We are able to post everything fromeverywhere.
We can post to our friends message wall and anybody can see it. Thelargest advantage of this social network is that millions of people areregistered from all over the world so you can find all of your friends, and theother one is that you can get feedback by “like” and “dislike”buttons. All in all if you use smart the Facebook and other Social Networks it isreally useful, but if you do not, it can cause huge problem. According to meFacebook is the best social networking site ever I have seen. WORK SITEDSoffar, Hera “Advantages andDisadvantages of Facebook” Online Science, published 20 May, 2015,WWW.
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