Facebook By: Jaliscia Hall

Facebook was created on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mccollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes from Harvard College. Facebook was created as a online social media network in which friends and family could connect. Originally, Facebook was only available to the college but eventually spread worldwide. Since 2004, Facebook has become available worldwide and can be used among many electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, and tablets.

Facebook will benefit society in a new way by providing advances to technology. By using Facebook, we are learning how to advance in our culture as well as advance our brands. Using Facebook will allow new companies to build connections and clients. Facebook has now become a social media tool that is beneficial to one's career. For instance, Facebook is now being used as a way for Cancer patients to receive support for medical expenses or to help families who have lost their young pay for funerals. There are many benefits to using Facebook. Chad Brooks author of "7 Unexpected Ways Facebook Is Good for You" argues that "Facebook is good because it improves your heart rate, could help you to land a job, the site boosts self esteem, raises stock prices, increases productivity, helps you to get a degree, and improves your love life."

Although Facebook is helping us to become better people, some would like to infer that it is also making us worse humans. Doug Gross author of "5 ways Facebook changed us, for better and worse" argues that Facebook users tend to overshare, they tend to relive the past by befriending old friends which makes them depressed, everyday is a reunion, and privacy is a main concern. He argues that although Facebook may be good for some reasons such as reconnecting it could also be viewed negatively especially in the case of relationships gone bad.

Not all connections are good connections
Facebook can sometimes be funny

Facebook is beneficial to users who want to advance in technology while those who are stuck in their way will continue to see the negatives about it. Facebook will continue to be a social networking website that will allow others to build relationships, find jobs, and find support for their families.

Sources:

Brooks, C. (2012, May 17). 7 Unexpected Ways Facebook Is Good for You. Retrieved December 09, 2016, from http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2534-facebook-benefits.html

Gross, D. (2014, January 31). 5 ways Facebook changed us, for better and worse. Retrieved December 09, 2016, from http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/31/tech/social-media/facebook-changes/

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