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Facebook: The Fastest Growing Social Media Company

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Social Media helps us grow closer, connect us with more people, and allow us to meet people from different parts of the world. Facebook is the fastest growing social media company right now; almost everyone has a Facebook. Facebook has influenced our lives by allowing us to have a conversation with our friends without having to be in the same room. Facebook has changed how we socializes with one another. Even though Facebook can help people be more connected and closer, it does not have many positive outcomes in the long run.
Everything in the world has good and bad aspects, and that can definitely be said as true for the phenomenon that is Facebook. In the south park episode “You Have Zero Friends” it shows Kyle and his friends bragging about how many friends why have. Certainly, there are many advantages to Facebook. The easiness of communication is the obvious one. Facebook transcends all physical boundaries, and lets people connect with far away friends and distant family. Everyone can easily be informed about what goes in the lives of people who are physically distant. Facebook allows people to keep up with current friends and make new ones. When used in the right way, social media can increase a person self-esteem and help them feel less isolated, as if they belong to a group. Facebook also allows those who are shy or have trouble making friends to socialize more easily. We use social media every day, that’s how people contact each other, no one makes a phone call anymore.
There is also a negative side to all this. Sometimes the friends you have on Facebook, some you probably have not met them yet. Stan Marsh was in the same situation, people all around town was adding him on Facebook, and they would get upset if he does no...

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...iven from your computer monitor. This helps the bullies because it gives them easy access to the victim 24/7. It also makes the bully feel safer as there is no direct physical contact and there is a general assumption that nothing bad can happen if you didn’t really do it.
Even though Social media was made to have a positive impact on people lives but things are never perfect. As with everything in life, there are elements of both associated with it, and just like junk food and most good things, moderation is the key. As human beings we can’t help but succumb to the latest trend, and to occasionally overdoing it and sacrificing valuable time that could be spent on study or exercise, but we’re not completely to blame. We need to learn what is the most important in our lives and but those ahead of the things that would consume our time, like Facebook and technology.
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