Facebook is a virtual book. A book of your face, life and thoughts.
Today, the social networking site has more than 60 million active members, roughly the same population as the U.K.
It is much like other social networking sites, in that you can post pictures, like posts and comment.
Due to the increasing number of older generations using Facebook, many teenagers have it purely for the use of ‘keeping up with the latest’ or to be able to fit in and feel part of the competitive society.
From a personal point of view, I feel that Facebook has the potential to bring out a sensible and responsible side of teenagers and to encourage them to use any social networking site for the right reasons. Whether this is to connect with people, share their thoughts or to find people with similar interests as you. The social networking site is often full of claims that it is losing teenagers as more parents and grandparents join. However this isn’t always the case, the potential seems possible through the boundaries created by the older generations where some teens may have intentions of going beyond them.
For me, Facebook is an opportunity to stay connected and to talk to friends. Despite the fact it isn’t what I use most, I enjoy scrolling through and reading ‘a funny’. I don’t know what the real term is for them but here’s one I will share with you ‘sunglasses: allowing you to stare at people without getting caught. It’s like Facebook in real life.’
I often sit on the bus on the way to school and tag my friends in the comments to 1) share the funny moment with someone and 2) for my satisfaction of knowing it isn’t just me who can relate.
The best bit of Facebook is having a status, whether it is; telling the world you’re in love ie ‘in a relationship’, showing your inner strength with a powerful quote ‘true friends are like stars, they shine best when your world is in darkness’, or like mine, words which change every 24 hours.
‘Long time ago I used to have a life until someone told me to create a Facebook account.’