Facebook Essay examples

1048 Words Jan 19th, 2016 5 Pages
FACEBOOK
The social networking website Facebook has become enormously popular throughout the world. As of June 2012, there were 955 million people using Facebook on a monthly basis (a 29% increase on the previous year), and on average 552 million users on a daily basis (a 32% increase) on the previous year (United States Securities and Exchange Commission, 2012). As with previous major technological developments, such as radio and television, there is now discussion within the tertiary education sector about how websites like Facebook can be used in learning and teaching. Social networking websites can be defined as online spaces which “allow individuals to present themselves, articulate their social networks, and establish or maintain
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Unfortunately, social networking sites like Facebook have not made the world a better place because it is a waste of time for the user. As time is important to people, it can be better spent doing productive things, beneficial for one’s life.
As the old adage goes, time is of the essence, and if it is not used wisely, the consequences are never good. Social networks have become more than just connections with people, they have accumulated add-ons like Farmville, Mafia Wars and other games in order to keep users entertained. In these games, the user plays for virtual money, often spending many hours each day building farms and collecting sheep and other animals. With millions of users signed-up for such add-ons, it is not hard to deduce that they are wasting millions of hours each day decorating farms and collecting garden tools. It is, however, true that if used right, the site can connect users with people of same interests, thus building a name for a person, if s/he is a writer for example. Nevertheless, a few possible connections with someone one may or may not know, are not enough to justify endless periods of brain-numbing activity, that lead one to a few more points and virtual coins on a virtual farm with virtual food and animals.
Farms and animals, however, are not the only roadblock for the progress of a society. With millions of people on-board, their pictures, in

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