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Facebook is Going To Take Over The World

Updated on February 24, 2015
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Is Facebook really just a site for connecting with friends or is it turning into something else?


Facebook is the largest social networking site on the Internet and everybody knows it. With more than 900 million users. Many people see it as a way to connect with old friends, family and just chat with everyone they know. It is so big now that it really could mean bad news. The internet is never a safe place for kids and with networking sites like Facebook, it leaves easy access for pedophiles and other criminals that want to steal your identify or stalk you home. I myself have a Facebook but I do not like to use it too much because then I will become obsessed like the rest of the world, ha. I am not new to networking sites. In fact, I liked MySpace a lot more than Facebook. Facebook is really starting to turn for the worse.

Everywhere we go on the Internet, we see Facebook. You can’t even log into other sites without seeing a connect to Facebook button. You are constantly on Facebook even when the webpage isn’t open. Internet companies, millions of sites all use Facebook as a way to register and login. Is this really safe and secure? Everyone and their mothers have Facebook. Even my 90-year-old grandma does! I remember the time when Facebook wasn’t as huge as today. It was a social networking site for college students. Somehow it has become this mass network full of all ages from little kids to the elderly.

Many people do not see the problem here. Criminals are constantly on Facebook tracking people down and trying to find little kids to prey on. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers are getting bullied and harrassed through this site causing suicides and drop outs. Some people even put their telephone numbers and addresses for the public to see. When you check in, it shows the exact address where you are to everyone. Pretty soon Facebook will be all over everything, even more than it is now. Facebook is slowly taking over the Internet and our lives. Pretty soon, the world, ha. All across the world, people use Facebook and its odd because it wasn’t much different from MySpace to begin with. The way people read news stories are half the time through Facebook. People need to think before they post and share personal things. What caused Facebook’s mass expansion? Who know how far it will go. I wouldn’t be surprised if pretty soon our computers will need a Facebook login just to load!

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    • starme77 profile image

      starme77 5 years ago

      well if you look at my article on the ups and downs of social networking - it tells a different story - I know the news on tv is saying a bunch of stuff but I tend to not believe the tv news

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I dont really believe everything on the news either,but this is how I see it becoming..and I dont think I am the only one. It's getting annoying when anytime I wanna sign up for a new site, it says sign up through facebook..that's not secured at all. Its just crazy how big it has gotten.

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      LovelyChris71 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Facebook will be replaced 1 day. That site is full of negativity and immaturity. I deactivated my FaceBook account.

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I am hoping it will. I think social networking sites should stay social..not become huge businesses that use that power for money and control. If it wasn't for sites like Facebook some kids may be alive today, and kids would be safer. I just dont go on mine much, but I just use it to keep in touch with family and friends.

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      nicosthoughts 5 years ago

      Facebook really is. Im glad im not the only one to notice this. People spend so much time looking at what other people are doing with their lives. I mean do we really have nothing better to do? I deleted my facebook account over 1yr ago and im only 18. I noticed that the advertisements they had were directly related to what I had been searching for in Google and I did not like that they had all that data out their. I mean those ads are so specific. Too much of my info out their so I had to say bye bye. Great hub!

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thast impressive that you decided to get off of it especially with everyone real young being on it too. I'm 24 but I know back when I was 18 I probably would have been on it all the time. Yeah Google is tracking everything each person searches for now, kinda scary. It definitely has no security.

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      brandonlee7 5 years ago

      True. Too these sites are after big money these days.

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      starme77 5 years ago

      not everyone in the world even uses the internet so I'm just trying to understand how it will take over the world is all - its just a simple fad social networking site that will soon find its nitch and slow down just as myspace has

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      rednickle 5 years ago from New Brunswick Canada

      lol well at a point HI 5 and my space where really popular as well but look at what they are now. True there are bad sides of social networks especially Facebook, but there are also the sides of it( which actually out weighs the bad side). Facebook actually became popular due to the fact that people always like to try out new things especially if the new thing is both profitable and entertaining

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      starme77 5 years ago

      my space is a very popular nitch social networking site for musicians and bands

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Myspace wasn't specifically for bands, actually it was originally for social networking as facebook was for college students at first. Facebook is ok if you are careful, what I mean by taking over the world isn't literal, it is just going to control our lives, and how we can use the internet. Once a new site has been created and turned big, facebook will probably die down.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I must admit I use Facebook quite a bit, I found an old friend on there I hadn't been able to find for 15 years. I just went to visit him a few weeks ago, and it was great to see him and catch up on what's been going on over the years. On the other hand, I see where Facebook has some negatives with exposing so much about us to the world. It would seem that it leaves us more vulnerable to those with bad intentions.

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Yeah, it is nice for the purpose of communicating and looking people up but that can have negatives too. Like, anyone in whole world can google you and find you and creep. That's why we have to be so careful with what you write and share on it.

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      starme77 5 years ago

      I would always be careful with what I write and share on the internet as well as off the internet - Facebook does have a settings page for privacy maybe u should check that out

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      They do have a privacy setting but you can still search and find photos, and all sorts of stuff without clicking directly on your site. I have all the privacy I can have. That's not really the main problem though, its just that they are getting way too big that they have too much power.

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      starme77 5 years ago

      kinda like wal mart

    • JessicaSmetz profile image
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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      In a way, but walmart has died down a lot since target coming into the picture.

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      starme77 5 years ago

      exactly my point

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think you are correct, facebook is too intrusive, I rarely go there anymore. Thank's for sharing..

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      LovelyChris71 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I created a new FaceBook today it's more for my 40's side, more mature and private. I only need a few good friends rather than a bunch of useless ones.

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thats good to have it be private. That's the problem a lot of times, is so many people have everyone they have ever known on there.

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      LovelyChris71 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I deactivated my old account. I am fed up with over 100 people that never give me feedback.

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      Fehl Dungo 5 years ago from close to you...

      Thank goodness there is privacy settings

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Change can be hard to accept. Like when the telephone came into existence. And later the TV. Facebook is becoming ubiquitous and more accepted. We can learn more about it and it can be improved.

      Some of us want to be closer to the ones we care about and even love.

      I like the new technology layout in this hub. :)

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      I tend to agree with a lot you say here, but we all need tools to get our point as writers across. FB does the job very well for me along with all the other social sites. As a marketing tool it is excellent.

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      dog lover 5 years ago

      I can't have a Facebook cuz of what my cousins post that's to

      far for my

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