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Facebook - 10 Reasons Why We Hate to Love It

Updated on January 22, 2015

Everyone has heard of Facebook and if you don’t have your own account, you probably know someone who has. The social network site has gone from strength to strength and taken socialising to a whole new level. The question on all our lips though is, do we love Facebook? Do we hate Facebook? Or do we just hate to love it? I have listed 10 reasons why we love Facebook and why it is a good social media website to be a part of.

1 - Keeping in touch
How great is it that your relatives that immigrated to Australia 10 years ago can chat to you and message you. Its an easy and convenient way for all of your family and friends to chat and stay connected with each other at the same time. You wouldn’t be able to get all of the facilities for doing this anywhere else.

2 - Pictures and videos
You are able to capture all your birthday photos of nights out on the tiles with you and your friends, family celebrations and the videos of your children's first steps and first words and then you can share them, tag them and post them for everyone to see, this is a great asset to Facebook.

3 - Events
This must be the easiest way to arrange special occasions without the hassle of ringing everyone or sending invitations out in the post, with the facility of being able to respond with an RSVP. The events section enables you to set up the whole event from the address to times to dress code and it is such a convenient way to organise your social meetings.

4 - New people
Being a social network site, Facebook is the perfect site to be able to meet new people, gain new friends through friends of friends, I think you can see where i’m going with this.

5 - Status updates
My personal favourite, whether you want to update your status with what your eating for breakfast, who’s annoyed you or to tell everyone about the hot date you have arranged for that night, it really does make for an interesting read at times. If your not sure what to put, you can now go on to the status shuffle application where there are hundreds of different status updates for you to pick and choose from.

6 - Games
When we get in from work after a busy day and we try to wind down or even if we are bored, its very easy to access the games applications and play for a few hours. There are so many games to choose from including your normal card games and hidden object games or building your own farms, cities and nightclubs. Its fun, it wastes time and its addictive.

7 - Groups
There are many groups that you can join and become part of the community, a couple of groups that I have seen are mums and tots/baby groups, classified groups where you can buy or swap second hand goods and just for fun groups. The beauty of this facility is that you can create your own groups about anything and everything......have a look, you will be amazed at some of the groups on there.

8 - Hub Sharing
Obviously this is the best feature, what better way to share your hubs and writing with all your friends and family. It promotes your writing, increases your traffic and could potentially earn you some nice cash.

9 - Causes
This facility really raises awareness, people all over join and support the causes for poppy appeals, hike in petrol and supporting our troops. It makes people remember what's going on in the world and that sometimes we need to stand by these causes.

10 - Quizzes
Come on admit it, who hasn’t taken the quiz to tell them which character from Eastenders you are most like or which famous Hollywood film suits your personality best. They are fun and quick and again, addictive.

As you can see, the social network site Facebook is fun and a great way of socialising with your friends and family, it is also a great way to waste a few hours of your life if you want to. If you don't have your own Facebook account, get yourself signed up and see what all the fuss is about, however, I cannot be held responsible for your new found addiction.


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    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I haven’t used Facebook for very long and am still learning how it works. I already like it, though. One very nice thing was that shortly after I joined, I was contacted by a relative that I had lost touch with who was also on Facebook. Now we communicate regularly. I'm looking forward to using some of the features of Facebook that you describe. Thanks for the information.

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      vicki simms 7 years ago from northamptonshire

      I know, we usually moan about facebook (I know I do) but deep down we all love it! If i'm not on Hubpages, i'm on Facebook!

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      Sarah 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      So true, most of us love the old Facebook :)