Social networking websites seem to be the way people communicate on the internet today. One of the biggest social networking sites is Facebook. It is free of charge which adds a reason why it is so popular. You can share everything in your Facebook account, from the most important days in your life to the latest happenings. In fact, it seems to be no limitation for sharing information on Facebook. This site has a lot of advantages but it also has its’ own downsides.
There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Facebook and ride the wave of excitement of social networking. Facebook is just something fun that is used to keep in touch with family and friends. If you want to see photos of your brother who is staying far away from you, chat with your sister who is studying overseas or send a message to your parents in the hometown, everything is just at your fingertips.
In addition, it is a good business tool as well. Everyone has a Facebook account, so if you don't have one for your business, you are missing out on a good marketing space. There are so many people who use the service that you have a great forum to sell your products to millions of people and also to advertise your products online. As we know, Facebook can help us to expand our business and make it a success.
Facebook is also a great way to keep up to date on news or current events that are happening around the world. Our Prime Minister, Dato’ Najib Tun Razak also uses Facebook to post his messages connecting to everyone especially Malaysian who might ‘like’ his page. Having links to press conferences and allowing to write on the wall of these groups issues which ease the way of communication with even the prime minister.
Facebook helps you to find new friends and also rekindle your friendship with long lost friends by just adding their account into your friend lists or vice versa. You can have as many friends as you want and you can be friends with celebrities and anyone else who has an account. It has been proven that Facebook is a great way to communicate with love ones.
There are many advantages of becoming a Facebook member, but you should be aware that there are some significant drawbacks as well. After you have started a Facebook account, the chances of being easily deceived as well as deceiving others are greater. Facebook makes it too easy to make a fake account, with a fake name, fake identity information and a fake profile photo. It is entirely possible to create a fictional character and set out to take advantage on the others. You may think whether it is another young beautiful 17 years old girl that is chatting with you, or as if it is a 45 years old man who wants to take advantage on you.
Then, there is a problem about the privacy on Facebook. It is a little confusing about how to set the privacies on your profile. You have to go in and out of several sections in order to make your profile private or public in different aspects. When you think you have your information on private, actually it may not. Controlling sections that you want to make private is a good thing. You have to be extremely careful if you want your profile to be completely private.
Facebookers can also easily get viruses while logging in to Facebook. You have to be aware about what files or applications that you open on Facebook or you could end up paying a huge sum of money to get the computer fixed. Facebook is filled with millions of daily users from around the globe and there is no surprise if you discover a number of viruses storming through most of the pages. Facebook accounts are apparently easy to hack which makes the possibility of anyone getting a virus is very high.
These are the main pros and cons of using Facebook. You should be okay if you are careful about what you do on Facebook once you get used to the site and become its’ member. We can avoid that disadvantages with some solution, but there are many ways for you to use the Facebook safely and get the advantages. This is why it is important to create a balance between Facebook and your social life.