What exactly is Facebook®?
Facebook® is a “social networking website”
Facebook® is a free service that allows you to create an
online page to connect with friends, family, or make new
friends with anyone anywhere.
On your Facebook® page you can share pictures, personal
information , messages, videos , join groups and add
Facebook® was founded in 2004 by Harvard
student Mark E. Zuckerberg with help from his
roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
Facebook® was originally for Harvard students then
expanded to other colleges then to anyone over the age of
18, and now currently to anyone 13 years of age or older.
“Facebook's mission is to give people the power to
share and make the world more open and connected.”
Facebook® is a social networking website. You can
access Facebook® by login into www.facebook.com
and this is what you will see….
What is Social Networking?
Social Networking is defined as:
A phenomena defined by linking people to each other in some
A social network service focuses on building online communities
of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are
interested in exploring the interests and activities of others
This is where people develop networks of friends and associates.
It forges and creates links between different people. A social
network can form a key element of collaborating and networking
Advantages and Disadvantages of Facebook®:
It’s a social network- It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and
also make new friends. You can meet people with your same interest or
hobbies, and even connect with people in your same field of study or
Facebook® allows you to share information and photos, you can blog
about a topic of interest, and you can also connect to other applications
like, Twitter or Flickr.
Facebook® allows people to connect, to learn from each other, to
discuss issues, viewpoints and share advice. You can also join groups
having similar likes and dislikes.
Facebook® has over 200 million users
Over 70% of Facebook® users are outside the United States
The average person has 120 friends on Facebook®
More than 3.5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook® each
The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and
Slogan “Facebook® helps you connect and share with the
people in your life.”
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