Comm 203 Facebook Blog

Wanna be my friend on Facebook?!  Although there are still some people who do not use Facebook and probably never will, many people do, including myself.  In fact, in any given group of people, those who do not use Facebook are nowadays normally in the minority.  What started out as a way for college students to keep in touch with others has turned into a global phenomenon.  It is truly unbelievable.  Almost all age groups and many cultures and ethnicities are represented on Facebook and it continues to grow.  With so many different and inviting reasons to join Facebook, it really is intriguing and interesting.  Rather than asking why join, it may be easier to ask why not join.  I personally joined Facebook in 2006 and use it for many different things.  I have even successfully persuaded others to use Facebook.  However, others are stubborn and hard to convince!  Although I feel as if those not using Facebook are missing out and will never understand the reasons they protest, some people simply wish to not use it.  
To begin, it is a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends and keep in touch with many people.  The increasing number of members on Facebook allows this to be possible.  It is so easy to comment on someone’s status or write on his or her wall.  Another more formal way of keeping in touch with friends is through private chat or private messaging.  The chat allows live, private conversations between two people while the messaging allows private communication between two or more people.  It is always nice to see a new message, wall post, or comment.  Knowing how it makes me feel, I like to try to occasionally reach out to friends through Facebook.  It may just be to say “Hi, haven’t spoken to you in a while!”, “Wanna hang out sometime?”, or even “What was the assignment for comm class?”  it is a fast, easy way to keep in touch with old friends and new friends.
In addition to staying in touch with friends, Facebook has many mind-stimulating games.  I generally find a game I enjoy playing, get bored with it after a while, and move on to another one.  There is such a vast number of different and challenging games to play on Facebook, it is hard to keep up with them all.  However, I always find myself trying out new games, but try not to spend too much time on them.  Some of them are better and more challenging and interesting than others.
A final interesting aspect of Facebook is the option of displaying pictures.  Not only can one have a profile picture, many other pictures can be added too.  Also, people in the picture can be “tagged”.  This sends the person a notification that a picture of them has been added to Facebook and others can see who is in the picture.  Friends can comment on these pictures and remanence about fun times.  On top of pictures, videos can be added as well.  Similar to pictures, friends can be “tagged” in videos and display comments.    
Overall, Facebook is a fun, easy way to keep in touch with friends, play games, and add pictures and videos to share with others.  I believe it is even a form of free entertainment.  With so many different aspects of Facebook, it really has something for everyone.  And although some people do not like the idea of Facebook, it is continually growing and expanding.  Updates are constantly being added and it is improving.  It is impossible to say what the future of Facebook will hold!


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