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WHAT IS FACEBOOK ..................................................................................................................... 1 BANEFITS OF FACEBOOK .............................................................................................................. 2 NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF FACEBOOK ................................................................................................ 5 PIE CHART OF FACEBOOK USERS................................................................................................... 7 CONCLUSION ABOUT FACEBOOK .................................................................................................. 9



acebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.[1] As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 800 million active users.[6] Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Facebook users must register before using the site. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists, e.g. "People From Work", or "Really Good Friends". The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the website.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.[7] The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. However, based on ConsumersReports.org on May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts, violating the site's terms.[8]

A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users, followed by MySpace.[9]Entertainment Weekly included the site on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list, saying, "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our coworkers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?"[10]Quantcast estimates Facebook has 138.9 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in May 2011.[11] According to Social Media Today, in April 2010 an estimated 41.6% of the U.S. population

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had a Facebook account.[12] Nevertheless, Facebook's market growth started to stall in some regions, with the site losing 7 million active users in the United States and Canada in May 2011.[13]


Benefits of Facebook


Facebook is a site which is used by teens and adults alike for social networking. The Facebook application is owned and operated by Facebook, Inc., which was established in September 2006. This private website is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The founders of Facebook were Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg. This group of people was roommates in college and they were classmates in their computer science course. Initially, Facebook was available only for students of Harvard University. It later then expanded to other universities in the United States and currently, it is serving more than 400 million users around the world.

1.Facebook lets you connect with you family, friends and relatives
Because of the popularity of the Facebook website, a lot of people are registering and becoming users of the application. Because of this, the website has become a common ground for people which results to finding your old friends, relatives and family members. This makes it easier for you to interact with them, and coordinate with them.

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2.Facebook lets you post anything on your wall
Another benefit of becoming a Facebook user is that you will be able to post almost anything on your wall. The wall of a particular user is a common ground for all your friends and yourself. This is a page in your profile which gives you the latest news and posts from your other friends including yourself. A lot of people are taking advantage of this page to post some information and updates on their personal lives. It can also be used to announce a reunion, and outing, event and the like. Through this wall, you can also tell your friends how you feel, and they are free to react with your wall post by commenting on it. Finally, not only can you post written content, but you can also put some videos, pictures and music on your wall. At the same time, all changes in your profile will be displayed on your wall as well.

3.Facebook is a great opportunity for businesses to make their products known Facebook is home to more than 400 million users around the world, and is growing everyday. This number of users will be the market of any advertisement posted in the website which is why businesses are taking advantage of this opportunity. Facebook could greatly benefit these businesses by increasing their income through advertising

Amusingly, you can find students staring and staring at photos on the library computers- and they are photos of themselves. The pics are being evaluated, I presume, for the standards of Facebook publication. Yet this "narcissism" isn't begot by offerings such as Facebook, is it? I recall seeing a pretty girl in high school studying her own small picture in the (print) year book for an entire class hour.

In a recent essay titled "Hiding Behind the Screen", philosopher Roger Scruton carefully thinks through how we should conceptualize "the ease with which images of other people can be summoned to the screen to become the objects of emotional attention." It is a very thorough and thoughtful reflection on our use of the internet today. He attempts to point out the pros and cons of this new way in which humans can relate to each other. A pro? It might be very good for the shy, he offers. On the other hand, he worries that even if obstacles for the shy are more easily overcome online, the experience might encourage "a kind of narcissism, a self-regarding posture in the midst of what should have been other-regarding friendship."

I'm not so sure Scruton is right to worry about this in regard to social media. I was once one of those people who wondered at how anyone could create an online ad for herself, which is what I assumed social media required. "You have to brag, right? You have to choose a picture, one that everyone knows you carefully chose?" I was just bewildered by the acknowledged vanity in the pictures people would take of themselves, amazed people would fill in sentences that could begin with "I'm the kind of person who..." The whole thing seemed so embarrassing. [Type text] ASHRAF SHARIF-2011 UKM Page 3

And then time passed. No one cared that I wasn't on Facebook but I was beginning to feel like a jerk for staying off. As I slowly adjusted to it, I began to see its merits. Let me try to describe one and suggest a second.

For me, at least, and the friends I have, it used to be that if an old classmate or acquaintance was mentioned, "oh, how is old so- and-so?", the conversation would end with an awkward silence when it was all good news. Bad news would come with that dramatic intake of breath and that faux tsk tsk to connote "poor thing". It never felt good to check in on people that way, yet we still cared and still wanted to know.

What has Facebook done for me and mine? The information we used to trade, we now get first hand. We can hardly gossip about anyone we ever knew now. Yes, Facebook allows us to put our best face (glamour shot, even) forward, but where Scruton worries about the "ultimate control" we retain over our "avatars"- I find it humanizing. My Facebook friends admit their failings with frankness and humor, and I cannot imagine gossips having much fun with the material when presented that way. Thin gruel, it'd be.

Facebook must be torture for those with habits of looking down on others. The guy you want to think isn't well paid- look how good his weekend was! The woman you thought was so uptight? There's her living room, kid toys all over the place! I imagine people with interests in Schadenfreude can't even handle Facebook. (And I admit, even in a bad mood I stay far away from that cheerful place.)

Facebook has brought about norms I find really helpful: no snarky, angry, or bitter commentary. Scruton doesn't point out these benefits, but they've been very direct for me.

Of course, Scruton's other cautions I take to heart. He expands his worries to more than social media and concludes by inveighing against all things passive. Self-development requires risk, he explains, and "life on the screen" involves less risk across the board. Watching, playing, commentating, dating, and "friending": these are all made safer, more predictable when they are online. If we do not take complex chances out in the world, with missteps and wrongheaded predictions -- how can we really test ourselves? If we become accustomed to the easiest ways of biding our time -- won't everything else lose its appeal? Television, he points out, "for a vast number of our fellow human beings, destroyed family meals, home cooking, hobbies, homework, study, and family games." Oh, do I agree! I find this tragic!

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But at the same time, unlike Scruton, I'm thinking, "wow, you'd have such boring Facebook posts if you just watched TV all the time..."

What if further attention to one's self (and one's self among others) is the cure, not the disease?

Here are 7 Negative Effects of Facebook

1Does not Care about His/Her Surroundings When someone already addicted to Facebook, there is a big possibility that he/she would not care about his/her surroundings. This guy only care about his/her world.

2.Less Social Interaction Maybe you have a lot of friends in Facebook. However, how often do you interact with them in the real world? Come on, you are human! Human are social creature

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. You will reduce your social skills, communication skills as well as verbal skills if you spend most of your time with the internet. Do not do that. Appreciate yourself 3.Bad for Health Obesity would be one of many Facebook negative effects. Surely you will be fatter.

You reduce your physical activity, only sitting in front of the monitor and snacking all the time definitely. By the end of the month, you have made yourself become less attractive in front of your opposite sex.

4.Reduce the Time for Study You still go to school, right? So, why don’t you stop browsing Facebook now and turn into educative website which relates to your school subject?

5.Less Family Concern Family comes first. Do these words still have its meaning for Facebookers? Sometimes, Facebook friends are more important than those of family members.

6.Privacy Blow Up Never ever put your personal data in detail, especially in a social site like Facebook. Unless you do not want to have privacy or maybe you want to be contacted by a lot of people that you do not recognize at all.

7.Possibility of Conflict If you are addicted to Facebook, maybe you know that there are so many immature people who create stupid status, upload embarrassing picture and many other ridiculous actions. These actions are definitely a very good way to set up conflicts with others

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Facebook marked its 6th anniversary on February 05 2010 with a population of 400 million users. On February 11 2010, the social network hit another milestone – more than 100 million people actively using Facebook on their mobile phones. Today, there are over 3 billion photos being uploaded to Facebook each month and more than 500,000 active applications on its Platform. And recently,

Facebook, along with much of the Internet, is a great innovation that allows users to express their humanity Facebook, as the World’s Most and an opportunity to create new communities. As such it represents a forum in which one can make Innovative Company 2010. choices about their identity, at least insofar as one chooses to represent themselves publicly. That freedom does not suggest that one can do so with impunity, however. Because we live in a society in which expression is judged in legal, policy and even personal ways, it is important to remember the consequences of that expression no matter how ephemeral or fun in the moment it might seem to be.
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This essay offers some things to contemplate when using Facebook, all of which can be summed up easily in a "Golden Rule." Don't say anything about someone else that you would not want said about yourself. And be gentle with yourself too! What might seem fun or spontaneous at 18, given caching technologies, might prove to be a liability to an on-going sense of your identity over the longer course of history. Have fun and make productive use of these new, exciting technologies, but remember that technology does not absolve one of responsibility. Behind every device, behind every new program, behind every technology is a law, a social norm, a business practice that warrants thoughtful consideration.

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