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In our modern society the friends are always shown up by virtue of social media like facebook. Facebook unites people and makes a surprisingly sophisticated cyber-image of a facebook user. In the way of social communication people often use this wonder medium and eventually has created a world of virtual friends. Due to its virtual community people also consider this medium more than nothing, as stated by Niedzviecki, 2011. In addition, large virtual community of facebook often engages its users particularly young for extended period of time. Thus facebook is also claimed as a time wasting digital tool (King, 2011). However, after operating from February 04, 2004 in its existence of decades facebook has attracted about 1.1 billion users (Wilson, 2014). The facebook has made itself unique in keeping up-to-date on friends lives, in widening social network and in providing active flow of information. These social communicating features have led the facebook gaining rapid popularity to its users.
Facebook in comparison to other e-communications allows a better understanding of how one's is going on. Keeping up-to-date by posting pictures, status and sharing one others feelings facebook users enjoy their freedom of communication and friendship. However, unhappiness and tiring some are also reported. Some users really spent more time as stated by King, 2011- "I was unhappy and feeling empty. The amount of time I spent on facebook had pushed me into an existential crisis". This satisfaction depends upon users' nature and way of handling the media towards their point of achievement. Konnikova, 2013described two types of facebook's experiences, active and passive. She cited, "Demands on our attention lead us to use facebook more passi...

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