The Importance Of Facebook And Social Media

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Recent research has suggested that teenagers have stopped using Facebook with the same tenacity they used to. As society has changed, so has what users want from their social media sites. Facebook is losing popularity with teens because it lacks privacy, its audience is limited, and it is no longer the only way to connect people. Social media sites allow users to interact with other individuals who also have accounts. Facebook users create a profile that gives their basic information, such as name, hometown, age, picture and what they like for example music, movies, television shows, etc. Facebook users add friends to interact. Once users add friends they are able to see everything their friends post, from text to pictures to videos. Facebook was one of the first social media sites to become as popular as it is, with around half of all internet users having a Facebook profile. Social media presents a way to interact with anyone, anywhere in the world. As social media sites grow in popularity, so do the age range of their users. Whereas Facebook started out as a site for college students to socialize, it has now become a place for many adults to interact. Since users can interact with anyone who has a profile, no matter their location, Facebook has made it easier for families to keep in touch despite the distance between them.…show more content…
Facebook’s messaging feature allows users to have private conversations over the internet. The messaging feature on Facebook also gives users the option to talk to as many people as they want in a single conversation. While many teens appreciate these aspects of messaging on Facebook, the company’s new Messenger app has had the same privacy break accusations as the Facebook site (CyberConstruction). The lack of security has deterred teenagers from using Facebook/Messenger, because they fear their personal information will be
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