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With now over a billion registered users and 500 million users a day, Facebook is definitely the most popular place for social interactions. Due to its increase in use, Facebook is very effective and can be used positively to connect with friends and family. People now can stay connected with others as well as find new people they have common interests with. However, I believe that Facebook can also be overwhelming for some users and can harm them. It can emotionally hurt them, as well as lower their self esteem.
Along with the overuse of the internet, giving social media more authority, where it is able to expand in form. And last but not least, the way people have taken something that started out constructive, and mutated it into something that can be so negative. Some days when I sit and look at how the world is so reliant on media outlets and the opinions of others it disturbs me. When Facebook was first formed, in 2004 it was just for students that attended Harvard University, then college students in the Boston area and then, it ultimately became available to college students nationwide. In 2006 it was made available for anyone over the age of thirteen with a valid email address.
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Social Awkwardness According to the social networking site Facebook, the company’s overview states “to give the people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”. Within the last few years we have seen the world increasingly becoming smaller by way of social networking sites. The everyday tasks that we use seem so insignificant have now become an integral part of many lives. Simple daily tasks such as talking, setting plans, playing games, and even dating now have all become accessible through Facebook by bringing our personal relationships out into the public domain. Each user has the ability to declare to the world their relationship status by selecting through a variety of options ranging from single, married, to it’s confusing.
Facebook is one of many social networking services, launched in 2004 and founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students (https://www.facebook.com). Instagram is yet another popular social media network with currently over 100 million active users. Created in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger initially for the Apple devices, its availability now ranges across the board of smart phone devices (http://instagram.com/about/us/#). Another estimate is,” 4.2 billion people use mobile devices to access social media sites” (http://visual.ly/social-media-facts-2013). The availability of these types of social networks through mobile devices has magnified the popularity.