The Social Network

With the large audience, you are more likely to find your friend on Facebook than at the juice bar downtown. With six years behind it, Facebook increases by 600,000 users daily.

Since its launch in February 2004, Facebook has been the prime  milieu of over 500 million people worldwide. Its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, originally intended it to obtain users strictly from Harvard College, but the margins spread to other colleges and universities and finally, to the public.

Facebook has anything you would ever want on the Internet: no other social networking site can boast other additional features. Status updates take the place of Twitter posts; video sharing replaces YouTube; photo albums outdate Flickr; and Chat and Private Messaging defeat E-mail services. Additionally, Facebook is an application: it links with other websites, making it the “control center” of any Internet user.

Facebook reaches beyond what the rest of the Internet offers. Groups and pages can be “joined” or “liked,” bringing members of similar opinions together, and are usually based on patterns in life, famous people, and businesses, some of which can be unintentionally funny. Facebook also has a module for planning events, saving the hassle of writing fifty invitations to a party. Furthermore, games and applications provide all the online entertainment anyone needs. No other website can promote the features Facebook possesses.

Sure, television, professional newspapers, and websites offer bulletins on prominent people, places, and events, but where else can you find a picture of your acquaintance snow skiing in Whistler? Everything is news to someone, and the common people can sometimes be more appealing than the notorious. That is what Facebook is: news. . . personalized.


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Canadian blogger and software engineer. Hopes to live in a lighthouse near Cape Cod in retirement.
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One Response to The Social Network

  1. Jennifer says:

    This has to be your best so far!

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