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The Effects of Facebook in an Ever Changing World

Updated on July 2, 2012
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Background: How was Facebook Invented?

Facebook was invented as most websites are: by an idea. And 18 year old Mark Zuckerberg first created a site for his school, Harvard University to use as a way of connecting with each other. This was first called Facemash, a social site to share things you wanted with your fellow companions. The server at Harvard though, could not hold the data of so many users, and crashed. Zuckerberg was then told he had to shut it down, and he did.
Zuckerberg went on to create Facebook, almost the same thing, but bigger, a full website with around 8 million users worldwide.

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What has Facebook Helped with on a Local Level?

Facebook can be used to start events such as, birthday parties, get togethers, family events, or what not. Communities can use it as a tool to invite more people to an event without the advertising fees.

Families can reunite, or create an event capable of joining their family together. Families can also share news that comes up such as: death, birth, marrige or other ceremonies.

A simple organization such as a local church could create an event for a fundraiser, or announcing upcoming breakfasts used for connecting the church.

What Has Facebook Helped with on A Global Level?

Facebook has connected the world. Sure, the internet did that, but never in a way like Facebook. Facebook can send out information on world events faster than any other social site out there. It helps people find out how to donate money to organizations, it locates help, and it makes everything more accessible.

People learn about major world events by news, media or socializing. Facebook is a great way of combining all three! News can spread like wildfire, media can influence it's popularity, an average people can socialize and spread the word.

A simple example of Facebook's magic would be:
In 2010, a toddler's life was saved when a nurse who was Facebook friends with the mother happened to spot Eye Cancer in the little child's right eye.

Does Facebook Cause Problems with Young People?

Some researchers believe that the 'Facebook Addiction' has a negative effect on today's teenagers. They believe that by spending so much time socializing, youth will not be able to use proper grammar, sentence structure, start failing classes, and slowly loose simple knowledge.

One thing researches don't tell you is that by socializing so much, youth are practising their grammar, sentence structure, and becoming even more smart. Youth know more about their future than people did even 20 years ago. Youth have access to the internet, and through Facebook, can develop ways to teach themselves new things.

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Does Facebook Pose a Good Effect, or Bad Effect?

Facebook is both good and bad. It connects the world like never before, giving us access to hundreds of things we had never before heard of. It makes services more available, accessible, and simple.
But, if Facebook does so much good, then it must also do bad. It is supposedly responsible for youth's grades dropping, there are privacy issues not many understand, and there is a constant need for stopping addictions.

Is Facebook a good influence on society, or No?
Nobody truly knows.

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      Megan 5 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      I found this interesting, but researchers are right about the youths grammar and sentence structure. All these social networks can be great for the most part, but by using abbreviations, run-on sentences and overall just having the attitude that it's only a social network and not a college english paper. This is why it causes poor grammar and sentence structure.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 6 years ago from Pune, India

      Great Hub. You have given interesting facts.

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