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21 Reasons to Love and Hate Facebook

Updated on June 2, 2011

Welcome to Facebook

I love Facebook, but only on days ending in the letter y. On the other days, I hate it. While there is no doubt that Facebook does an amazing job of keeping us connected to our loved-ones, it also does a great job of wasting our otherwise productive time. For years now, creator Mark Zuckerberg has been sneaking doses of Facebook into the world's internet diet, and now we're all addicted. So what is there to love about Facebook? What is there to hate? I believe there are 21 different reasons for both.

Reasons to Love Facebook

It's funny: I have some strange friends. These strange friends often find strange things on the internet, then post them on Facebook. It is usually a comment, video or news article. Now, thanks to my friends on Facebook who share stuff that makes them laugh, I get a good laugh too.

It keeps us connected: Facebook has allowed for us to stay in touch with one another on a larger and more convenient scale than ever before. Orphans have sought out their biological parents, highschool flames have reunited, one-night stands from that bachelor party in Las Vegas have come back with a baby in their arms. But best of all, you can easily stay in touch with good friends from your past.

Love it? Hate it?
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Mark Zuckerberg feels both "trapped and liberated" by Facebook

Party invitations: For the college student, this is truly one of Facebook's most lovable features. With Facebook, it is incredibly simple to host a party and/or be invited to one. In less than one minute, you can invite 800+ friends to a party. It also allows you to give additional information like the address, date, time, what to bring, who is attending and the dress code.

Chat: I remember how easy AOL Instant Messenger made it for me to ask girls out in the 5th grade. A lot has changed since my youth and I now use Facebook chat to ask girls out. It's a simple, quick, and convenient way to talk with friends who happen to be online while you are.

Getting creepy: I am joking, but not really. Let me explain: Facebook is great for "scoping the scene." There is no such thing as a blind date anymore if you can see photos and learn his/her interests, work history, DOB, and even favorite books beforehand. It is also a good way to remember a friends birthday or stalk your exes without breaking and entering.

Photographs: This my number one reason why I love Facebook. Many Facebook users upload photos like it's their job. Whether of a recent backpacking trip around Europe or a best friends wedding, give it one week and you will have photos of it. Just tell your friends to 'tag' you and photos from a range of quality, perspectives and angles will start to pour in. It is the simplest way to receive and post photos online.

Business: As the biggest social networking site in the world, there is no surprise why Facebook is good for business. In order to succeed in today's business economy, social networking is essential. If you own a small business, or are trying to promote a new product, Facebook is a great way to get the word out, develop a following, keep your customers connected, and better your business.

Nostalgia: Facebook is an online library of your photographs and friends. Reliving old memories or contacting old friends can bring back some warm fuzzy feelings.

Strange status updates: I would much rather hear a strange status update like, "farted in my car on the way to work and almost lost my breakfast" than a sad or mundane update about what you ate for breakfast.

Humurous list of 25 reasons to hate Facebook

Reasons to Hate Facebook

Emotional status updates: If you update your status, I would prefer it to be either insightful, funny, useful, or as I previously mentioned, straight up strange. If you are fishing for compliments with updates like "feel fat, going to the gym" or seeking help with "life sucks right now," then please go somewhere else. You are fat and life doesn't suck.

It's addictive: Nicotine, alcohol, heroin, Facebook...same thing. If you feel like Facebook has you trapped under a frozen lake, without a hole for air, you might be addicted. In a generation marked by shorter attention spans, Mark Zuckerberg has provided a quick form of entertainment where you and your friends are the subject matter. Now, with features like Facebook mobile, you can get your fix anytime, anywhere.

It gives a false sense of community: "The lack of social contact, the lack of sense of community, may be the most pressing social problem of the new millennium" says Robin Dunbar, professor of psychology from the University of Liverpool states. And it's true, the world would be a better place with a strong global sense of community. While this was one of Mr. Zuckerberg's initial intentions with Facebook, it has backfired. Yes Facebook does help to create bonds between people worldwide, but it is still a much weaker, superficial bond than good-ol face-to-face communication.

Mom and dad are on Facebook: As a young adult, the last thing you want Mom and Dad to know is everything you're up to, complete with photographs to look at and comments to read. In the beginning years, Facebook was strictly for college students. Today, grandma can sign up and check out what kind of shenanigans her 16 year old granddaughter is up to. Uh oh grandma.

Compare and contrast: It's a horrible, but undeniable trait among the modern human. We constantly judge, compare and analyze ourselves and one another. Facebook provides a platform for you to do that. The fight in order to 'keep up' with the Jones' can be detrimental to your mental health, and Facebook can easily facilitate the desire to do so. My only advice is to be yourself and do your own thing. 100%

Waste of time: "Holy crap, I just spent an hour on Facebook." I don't know how, but Mark Zuckerberg has discovered a time warp. Facebook has the ability to suck hours out of our potentially productive day, without our realizing it. I believe our time indoors and online should be limited, and our time outside and free from our devices, increased.

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The Facebook over-user: You know who you are: crowding up the mini-feed with comments, stupid cat videos, hourly status updates on what you're feeling and otherwise mindless jabber. Have some respect. Don't do that.

Friend suggestions: This is a fairly recent and quite pesky feature. Facebook will allow you to send or receive messages offering friend suggestions. Facebook also provides a tool that creates a list of people it thinks you should be friends with. Who are you, computer, to tell me who to be friends with? That is annoying, and what's more annoying is that there isn't a physical, tangible being that I can blame and/or tell to piss off.

Loss of privacy: I know, it's my fault. Anything you post on the internet, including on Facebook, can potentially be accessed by anyone in the world. That is weird to me. Additionally, people you have not seen in years can know a lot about you: the last vacation you went on, who your friends are, how many tattoos you have, your relationship status, work experience, education history and more. Do our life experiences and achievements become invalid unless the entire internet world knows about them? Is this real life? Where am I? Are you my dad? Uhhhh...

Groups, causes and fan pages: Outside the world of Facebook, these have no relevance. None. If you join a cause on Facebook, it means you are doing nothing more than sitting in your armchair and saying you care with a 'click'. You will never cure cancer or save the seals from your laptop. Furthermore, joining the group "If 1,000,000 people join this group, I will name my first born son Frankenstein" is funny, I agree. But unless I personally get to hang out with Frankenstein, coach his T-ball team, and go for pizza afterwards, then I don't care. Name the poor boy Timmy so he doesn't grow up blaming his failures on the fact that his dead-head parents named him Frankenstein.

Unknown friend requests: I don't understand this. No random person on the street has ever approached me and asked me to be their friend. Why then, does this happen all the time on Facebook? If I'm not friends with you in real life, I'm not going to be friends with you on the internet.

Relationship status updates: It is a big step in the modern relationship. But today, the time to DTR (define the relationship) may come via a Facebook message. Be careful how you respond. "Susan changed her relationship status to: in a relationship with Jason." Meanwhile, Jason is unaware of this. He's on spring break 2008, downing blue jello shots and making out with drunk girls on the dance floor of Senor Frogs in Cabo San Lucas. It's a beautiful thing... a relationship, but choosing to update it on Facebook first could be a mistake if done without proper consent. "Susan changed her relationship status to: it's complicated with Jason."

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      shameemweb 5 years ago from India

      facebook the best social media which will help to reach the people in time

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      ShaamCA 5 years ago from India

      yup you are absolutely right ..it goes up as well as down ...

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      Frugal Cannibal 5 years ago

      I love FB - especially the FB retirement plan. It goes like this: I keep tabs on LOTS of people and copy to my hard drive pics that might have significant value in the future (for example, college kids puking after a drinking binge). When these kids get out of the expensive colleges they go to and join some investment bank, I guess these pics will go for several hundred, nay, thousand dollars.

      I also keep a text diary with whatever tidbits I can capture from their FB pages, and take a screen shot to provide context. These will also fetch a handsome price in the not-too-distant future.

      If I come to the conclusion that doing this could be construed, by any chance, as a form of blackmail, I'll go ahead and just dump everything on the Internet for free, while emailing lots of people (employers, significant others, etc.) about where they can access it - just for shits and giggles.

      Like I said, I LOVE Facebook.

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      Shaya Shakir Bajamas Nurshe 5 years ago

      Yeah I do Love/Hate Facebook.

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      jamila sahar 5 years ago

      greetings i agree with some of the comments and have a love/hate relationship agreeing with one of the comments that it is a necessary evil for business and social media, i dont have any personal conversations just posting videos and blogs for business purposes. i actually prefer the interaction with pinterest, as it doesn't have the 'friend'drama. you can compliment someones picture or post and receive other compliments suits me just fine. so i hope to eventually faze out the fb in tne future and just keep a page for posting videos/blogs, great hub voted up, interesting and useful!

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      Jack 5 years ago

      My sister spends at least 3 hours on facebook everyday.maybe more.imagine how life would be without it.technology grades and people would be a lot more advanced.and a lot less STUPID.so F@&! Facebook!

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      siddu 5 years ago

      nice

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      Luke Faragher 5 years ago from London

      enjoyed that!

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      silkysmoothe 5 years ago

      I hate Facebook when they block you from adding friends for no reason. Sometimes they say its from adding people you don't know BUT I KNOW THESE PEOPLE!!!!

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      SweetVictory 6 years ago from Kent

      hi folks

      im still on fb been for over a year not sure why i use it.

      ok i get to hear from people who i use to know but why add me if you dont really want to talk to me.

      I hate fb, why do people have better lives then me ?

      how shallow they all are telling their friends what they get up to and what they think, i like to keep things private not to tell everyone.

      i levae a few comments on my wall no one replys what is the point!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      LeisaNunn - Truly glad to hear that...thanks for the comment... I'll have to check out that article, or is it a book?

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      LeisaNunn 6 years ago from Vancouver Washington

      Great article, great read. Made me think. great job.

      I just did an evaluation of Zadie Smith's "Generation Why" so the topic has been on my mind heavily for the last two weeks, and I found your article to be very interesting.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      abinavis - the good thing is that you can control your privacy...thanks for the comment

      susannah42 - very true. thanks for reading

      KLeichester - haha...for me as well. thanks commenting

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      KLeichester 6 years ago

      This just makes sense for me. Thanks for posting.

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      susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

      It makes it easy to keep up with old friends

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      abinavis 6 years ago from Bat Island

      The very bad thing on Facebook is that your privacy is no longer kept and I hate this. So be careful to not exploit your private and confidential data on it. Your pros and cons of FB have recovered everything. Very good hub.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      emma scott - But Emma, you have no hubs? Anyways, thanks for reading.

      lovetherain - thanks for sharing.

      biomedgirl - I'm unfamiliar with this stalker feed, unless you're talking about the mini feed. I agree...I didn't like it at first, and still don't, but it's there.

      vicki simms - Thanks for the kind words

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      vicki simms 6 years ago from northamptonshire

      I loved reading your hub and I love Facebook although I hate it too, I have been very good recently and I had a huge clear out of "friends" and deleted a lot. Your reasons are spot on and too true. Top Hub!

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      BioMedGirl 6 years ago from Corpus Christi, Tx

      I remember being upset when facebook first added the 'stalker feed' to their site. At first, I protested the addition and decided I was going to boycott facebook, but of course that didn't last. It's just like the onset of cell phones, before you had one it was no big deal. After you got one, you suddenly can't live without it. And of course, now facebook and cellphones have joined forces to create the ultimate addiction.. Great hub!

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      lovetherain 6 years ago from Untited States

      I think I hate facebook for more reasons than I love it:)

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      Emma Scott 6 years ago

      Nowadays I'm not certain if it's Facebook or Bodybook ... I prefer to see it has my Moneybook ... Take a look at my hub about that ... Thanks!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      Cherylscrate - Happy to hear that...thanks for the comment.

      smakram - That's possible, or people are just becoming more and more self-involved. Either way...we're done for

      jeremysharon - I think I understand you? Thanks for the comment though...

      Michael Durdan - Ha! YES! Creepy McCreeperson yeaa

      Str8up Hookups - I'm in stealth mode as well...thanks for the up-vote!

      coolbreeze - What do you mean FB is bank?

      askjanbrass - Glad to hear I can still make a grandma crack a smile...Thanks for the comment!

      Mercredi - Yes...but there can only be one FACEBOOK! Thanks for reading...

      gachapoz - Thanks!

      Trinsick - ...they do exist...

      gerard71powell - You can change all that if you really want though...you know that right? Just delete your Facebook. Anywho, thanks for being here...

      gmrck - That's true...but it's easy to start thinking you "need" this or that when it comes to Facebook. When did this "need" to share 60 photos of your European vacation with all 800 "friends" arise?...who knows. Thanks for reading though...

      World-Traveler - Thanks for the clarification!

      Molson5070 - I think it's only going to get worse...Thanks for reading

      Kristine B - YEAAA become a follower then! Thanks for being here...

      bogerk - You start to take it seriously and you start to go crazy...Helpful insight. Thanks bud...

      Rismayanti - Hey...you're welcome.

      ForrestDrake - Really...whatever happened to the good old phone call-invite.

      Prishayogita - Awesome. Thanks for reading..

      ar colton - Beautiful analogy. Thanks for that.

      barbergirl28 - Yeah don't dig into it so much...it's just Facebook. Thanks for reading though and I'm glad you enjoyed.

      sunbeams - Those are the same people that pretend not to see you from 3 feet away in line at the coffee shop. Socially awkward weirdos with millions of Facebook friends. Hmm...

      health products - Happy I interested you. Thanks.

      rpalulis - Couldn't agree more. Thanks for the vote up!

      alexadruv - haha...awesome. Thanks!

      cookibuq - Thanks for being here guyyyyyy!

      ss sneh - Glad I could help. Thanks for reading..

      SUSIE DUZY - A double edged sword indeed. Thanks for reading.

      mcimicata - Sweet. Thanks.

      Sarah Masson - Thanks for reading.

      danielgrace - Mark couldn't have said it better himself. Thanks for the comment.

      Jewels - MODERATION

      johncalvin - Nice! Thanks for reading

      masterofarts - Thanks for the comment.

      TundeSolanke - You sound smart. Thanks for writing smart comments on my hub. I feel smarter.

      winTastic - From first-hand experience, I can see that. Thanks for sharing.

      annieloulaurel - Thanks for reading.

      writer83 - Agreed here as well. Thanks for the comment.

      scottmichtell - I think FB is almost necessary now for a business to really excel...Thanks for the comment.

      nicnac - Happy to make you happy. Cheers!

      remiltyn - You're welcome

      Hendrika - Careful though, you never know what hubby is getting into. Actually, you do...no worries.

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      Hendrika 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I hate facebook, but it is a good way for my son to keep me updated with the photos and more from the grandchildren. I truth be said, my husband uses my facebook page more than I do.

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      remilyn 6 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      nicnac 6 years ago from Ireland

      Lovin this hub, even th vote at the end shows that people are so love / hate about it.. and yes, it really does make people think they have th right to know everythin about you! Happy i came across this!

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      scottmitchellfl 6 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Facebook is being used more and more as a way to keep in touch with your clients and customers as well as friends. It's become an excellent business tool.

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      writer83 6 years ago from Cyber Space

      I am a user of Facebook. I need to agree with annieloulaurel. There are times that i love facebook and times i hate it. It depends upon my mood :)

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      annieloulaurel 6 years ago

      Yes, I love it but I hate it too at times. Just my personal opinion though.

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      winTastic 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      I've done a survey a couple years back at the University of San Francisco and Facebook is the leading reason why college students procrastinate.

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      KLeichester 6 years ago

      I've heard a lot about Facebook, but have not tried. Maybe I just might. Thanks.

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      TundeSolanke 6 years ago

      Personally I feel facebook is potentially a very powerful medium but may be pretty delicate for most us to use. There's certainly lots of room for the site to improve in the areas of security and convenience of use. On the other hand there's a lot responsibility on the user to engage with the site,in its current state, in such manner that is rewarding, secure and wholesome. May also require a lot of monitoring of the technology and operation of the site.

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      masterarts 6 years ago

      tnx for this useful post! :)

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      johncalvin43 6 years ago

      I used facebook for find old friend, It the best. :)

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      Jewels 6 years ago from Australia

      Guilty and innocent at the same time. You know hubpages can take a few hours out of my day too!

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      Sarah 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      All of this is so true

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      mcimicata 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      This was definitely an amazing hub, and I enjoyed reading it :) great Job!

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      SUSIE DUZY 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Good Hub. I agree, I love facebook because I can see what all of my family and friends are up to and let them know what I am up to. On the other hand, I hate opening myself up to people I don't know being able to see my status.

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      ss sneh 6 years ago from the Incredible India!

      Hi!

      I didn't really understand why facebook is so popular?

      Now I know some -- Thanks

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      cookibuq 6 years ago from Ireland / Hong Kong

      Well-written hub - I agree with all your points :) Sometimes I love fb and go on it throughout the whole day for a few days.....then on the other times I just have to log out for a week or two. Either way I always end up going back on it....can never hate it too much to delete my account. It's kinda addictive which makes fb so successful I guess. +1 !

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      alexandruv 6 years ago

      Holly s$#% this hub is awesome! I love reading good hubs. Thanks!

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      rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

      This seems to big a big conversation piece in our family lately, I personally have a love / hate relationship with Facebook right now. Thinks its great for business and keeping in touch with friends and family, but need to be careful not to waste too much time on it. Voted up! again great hub.

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      health products 6 years ago from UK

      Its good to be there.. But i agree sometimes its little confusing.. Nice hub... interesting reading..

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      sunbeams 6 years ago from Cairns , Australia

      I agree with you on tha one - that it creates a false sense of community.What's really creepy is that many are fast to send friend requests and make friends.Then , that's it ! The end.After that you never find them commenting , joining in discussions etc.They just silently sit there watching you.Creeps you out.Such "friends" , I hate.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I don't remember the exact quote but on the movie Funny People, Adam Sandler's character said that Tom from Myspace must be the most lonely person out there but yet has a million friends. That is the one thing I hate about facebook. Suddenly it becomes an addiction... like, why doesn't anyone like my facebook status and why does nobody ever comment on my stuff. I live for that! I don't know why honestly, but it makes me feel less invisible! I enjoy the feedback and the talking. Then again, I love the secret spying factor as well! Great hub! I enjoyed reading it!

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      Mikal Smith 6 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

      Facebook is to actual communication what reality TV is to actual reality.

      Having said that, I will go update my facebook status...with that...

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      prishayogita 6 years ago from Mumbai

      I love communicating on FACE BOOK

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      Rismayanti 6 years ago from Tropical Island

      informative.. thanks

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      bogerk 6 years ago from Midwest

      I mainly love Facebook. The key is to take nothing about it too seriously. It's just a fun way to stay in contact with old and current friends and post cool links, photos or whatever to the people you interact with.

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      Kristine B 6 years ago

      I'm with you. I too have a love/hate Facebook relationship.

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      molson5070 6 years ago from State College, Pa

      i hope they keep it simple and don't add too many new features! It's already getting confusing :(

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      World-Traveler 6 years ago from USA

      I have written over 300 Hubpages but not a single page on Facebook. Why?

      I have known about Facebook for years but have never written on it. Not as of this date. Hubpages offers unlimited space for your writing, photo uploads, online market places for tens of thousands of products (including Amazon.com, eBay, Google AdSense, Kontera textual ads), video and photo uploads, recent news releases from around the world involving the key words that you type into the international newspaper search engine, RSS feeds, comment boxes without limitation on space, Google Maps to highlight the location of your topic e.g. writing about tourist opportunities for travel or shopping around the world, polls and quizzes you can develop for your readers, a built in spell checker to check your writing (just like Microsoft Word), extremely high ranking with Google search, the opportunity to return to any of your writings at any time to update or edit and many other features!

      Unlike some other social networking websites you'll never get a message like "Too many words, you'll have to be more creative." Was that Twitter? Ugh! Or, "You have a 10,000 character limit!" or something like that (is that Squidoo?)

      As of this date there are not, to my knowledge, any other social networking websites that feature all of these advantages. I'll sign up for Facebook someday but only under extreme emotional duress.

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      gerard71powell 6 years ago from Glasbury, UK

      I mourn the loss of my privacy everyday, I've actually recently deleting a bunch of people I once knew, but no longer mean anything to me.

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      Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

      This may blow your minds but I'm a 20 something that still hasn't signed up for Facebook

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      gachapoz 6 years ago

      ahh, so true. :\

      I agree wholeheartedly. Great post!

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      Mercredi 6 years ago

      Facebook is like a trust (ie: Like Standard Oil in 1900) Id like to see more diversity when it comes to social networking. There are a lot of different sites like Bebo and Badoo and even Hubpages!

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      askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I suppose I fall under the "Uh oh grandma" category...almost at least, I'm not quite that old yet. Your sentence "I don't know how, but Mark Zuckerberg has discovered a time warp" made me literally laugh out loud (LOL, right?). Very nice hub!

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      Rik Rodriguez 6 years ago from Hawaii

      FB has its purpose They all come and go. I remember when everyone had to have a PC to go online. We figured out 10 years ago that PCs and windows suck. Look at all the new stuff. Even the clones are not running MS because its crap and was created to make you pay and pay. FB will last for a while. One hint FB is bank ;-)

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      Str8up Hookups 6 years ago

      Absolutely awesome hub!

      I agree on all points,in moderation,use as you like but know there are FB stalkers,haters,exes,and of course FB fanatics.Post any and everything they do daily.

      I actually know all my FB friends,I don't except anyone I don't know,not into playing games hence the 319 Mafia wars or zoo thingy request that remain unanwered.My privacy settings are on stealth so you can't find me unless I send you friend request.

      Hub-up!

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      Michael Durden 6 years ago

      Zuckerberg creeps me out. Everything about him skeezes me out.

      Anyway, nice article.

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      jeremysharon 6 years ago

      Im agree with u,

      I love facebook but it is so addective and waste of time.

      It helps me to connect with my friend even they are not meeting me or calling me it helps to keep in touch with information about the business or products you like but it is possible to get it from others and now a days games on the facebook created by Zynga making user crazy and they are making money,there is only waste of time nothing else bt sometimes it good for the fun.

      Its not either good or bad its cool not supercool.

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      smakram 6 years ago

      So many FB status updates nowadays make me think people have mistaken it for twitter. I am sure there is a correlation between frequency in FB status updating around the time twitter took off

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      nyc123 - I agree with you. Like most things ie: food, drugs, television...it's all about moderation and keeping your using habits in check. Thanks for the encouragement and for becoming a follower. Keep it easy...

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      nyc123 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Nice hub!! I believe that the usage of Facebook is totally defined by the individual that is a member of this social community. If this application is filling a void, whether it is to advertise one's products or to reconnect with others from years past, then if the user is satisfied with the purpose that it is serving, then to each's own in my opinion. Great writing, please keep up the good work!!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      syra mhbed - glad you enjoyed. thanks for becoming a follower!

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      Syra Mhbed 6 years ago from Bucharest

      that's really facebook in a nutshell(well quite a large one to be honest:P)

      Nice article, you've got yourself a follower;)

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      TheMMAZone - Heard it's good myself but have to see it. Thanks for the comment.

      Mathew - Thanks for noticing...

      jesslearn - Typically is. At least you are aware of that..

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      jesslearn 6 years ago

      I too love and hate FB. It's addicting but almost a total waste of my time LOL.

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      MatthewLBrennan 6 years ago from Aurora, IL

      You hit this one well. It can be useful, creepy and addictive all at the same time though!

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      TheMMAZone 6 years ago from Kansas

      Great hub I just got done watching the movie on zuckerberg and it was awesome. It makes him look strange though. I am not sure if he really is or not movies can tell a totally different story than the truth.

      Thanks for the hub!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      bojangles8 - I'm guessing you lean more towards the reasons to hate facebook. That's too bad. Thanks for reading nonetheless.

      Jasmine JellyBaby - It is obviously a great way for people to design exactly how they want to be seen as a person. In the end, the person you are on the internet is for the birds, and your true self will come through to those who matter. Sorry I just got so deep right there.... Thanks for reading.

      AuntySa - Very true as others have already noted. Thanks for your input.

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      AuntySa 6 years ago from Austalia

      Facebook users must always be careful on what information they share in public.

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      Jasmine JellyBaby 6 years ago

      I agree with Brainoff.. it should be called fake book because people there are so fake and its all crap. Although I'm on it, I truly hate it so badly, that's why I dont log in regularily. Good hub though xx

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      bojanglesk8 6 years ago

      Great hub. I deleted my Facebook ages ago. I'm glad I did.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      natasha davey - Your school may block the site for whatever reasons. Read a book.

      hitalot - Thanks for the comment

      mr bombastic - Thanks for reading my friend. Glad you enjoyed

      mszswagger16 - If you didn't want to be found, you wouldn't have a facebook. Right? Thanks for comment.

      MRWED - Good for you. Moderation is key.

      Icg4jc - You're welcome...and thank you for commenting.

      Summer Wolf - That stuff is weird to me too. You know, planting a real garden can be entertaining as well, and a whole lot more useful.

      giwrgos12 - Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the comment.

      MultiBlogging - Thank you for commenting.

      Trampoline Man - So can a lot of things. Moderation my friend...that is the key.

      tylercoop - You do. That's a very wise insight. Thanks for reading.

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      tylercoop 6 years ago

      I like Facebook and I use it. However, I am very careful not to put any information on it that I don't want strangers to read. I think you need to be very responsible with this website.

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      Trampoline Man 6 years ago

      Great for keeping in touch but can waste your time if you let it. Good Hub

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      Multi Blogging 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing

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      giwrgos12 6 years ago from San Diego

      You have shared extremely truthful info regarding face book.

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      Summer Wolf 6 years ago from Cashmere, Washington

      My comment on FB is this....even though it can suck your life and time away, so does the internet and gaming. Nothing new here, just a different forum. The one thing that bothers me is the way 'friends' from high school, 30+ years ago want to be your friend now, but didn't want anything to do with you then, and has never once contacted you in the in between years to see how your doing. I'm now FB friends with all those wonderful people I went to school with that didn't want to be friends then. Isn't that adorable? I just went to a 30th HS reunion and they STILL didn't want anything to do with me...of course this was before FB. haha....but then I still go there and do the farmville and petville thing....every day....crops are ready to harvest, gotta go now.

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      lcg4jc 6 years ago

      I loved your hub its made me laugh because I know exactly what you are talking about. Thank you for putting this up.

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      MRWED 6 years ago

      The comparison is great! Although some hate it, I will still say I love it because this is the only way to know the whereabouts of my relatives and friends. I am not addict to it unlike other who spends most of the day with it. I only checked it after work then leave it.

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      Mszswagger16 6 years ago

      Good Hub!!! I dislike facebook for the reason that no matter what you would chage your name to , people ALWAYS end up finding you

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      MrBombastic 6 years ago

      Great hub! Facebook can get you caught up in so many ways many times b/c the status updates can be misunderstood. Twitter is much more fun though to me but facebook is a cool way to connect with family and old friends etc.

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      hitalot 6 years ago

      thank you great write

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      jemma 6 years ago

      cooooool:)

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      natasha davey  6 years ago

      how to get on facebook at school

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      vinnz21 - thanks for the comment brother. same to you.

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      vinnz21 6 years ago from Philippines now in California

      nice one!keep it up dude!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      Jane Mulaney - I agree. Luckily it's not mandatory to put your relationship status, or anything else, up on Facebook. Thanks for the comment.

      Christmas Gifts - It might not be necessary...and I don't think it's evil. You can easily manage a Facebook account just for business purposes. Try it out. If it doesn't help you network and gain more customers after a time, delete the account. Thanks for the comment.

      henrykasan - Thanks for the hub-summary. I'm glad you enjoyed and comprehended all that it had to offer. Come hang out more often. Thanks.

      deancortez044 - Thanks for the warm wishes. Best of luck to you as well

      Deborah - Not necessarily true. I think you might find that all ages are on Facebook now. Either way, thanks for the comment.

      jasmin333 - Thanks for the comment.

      kubth - You know what is also fun...you could always change your birthday several times a year. That way, those friendly acquaintances, especially the more gullible ones, may just send you birthday presents several times a year as well.

      Black Hat Boy - Glad you can relate. Thanks for the comment.

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      Black Hat Boy 6 years ago from Cyberspace

      I also love and hate facebook, But I never thought of so many reasons .

      But yes you have covered them all

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      kubth 6 years ago from UK

      My friend was only saying today how great Facebook is for the birthday reminders, if nothing else. Glad he said that because it's my birthday soon!

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      Deborah 6 years ago

      I like facbook, but its alot of kids on that's not even 18 years old. some of there page are awful...

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      deancortez044 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Very nice and informative hub. Thanks and good luck on your hubs. I have my own FB and it lets me connect with friends and other acquaintance.

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      henrykasan 6 years ago from UK

      Informative Hub!!!!

      The hub contain very relevant information regarding facebook.The enjoyable feature, as mentioned in hub, such as it's funny,it keeps us connected,party invitations,chat,getting creepy,photographs,business,nostalgia, and strange status updates are really fruitful but there are certain drawbacks of facebook such as emotional status updates,it's addictive,it gives a false sense of community,nom and dad are on Facebook,compare and contrast,waste of time,the Facebook over-user,friend suggestions,loss of privacy,groups causes and fan pages,unknown friend request and relationship status updates etc. are some thing which everyone is worried about. But if we look at the merits, it is observed that merits are more then its demerits. In nutshell the hub is good and informative. Keep on hubbing.

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      Christmas Gifts 6 years ago

      I have been holding off on Facebook because I have a lot of privacy concerns with it. On the other hand I have an online business which I am going to have to engage my customers on Facebook.

      Sadly I don't know what to do with it!

      A necessary evil!

      Thanks for the insight though, good post.

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      Janeal Mulaney 6 years ago

      I like facebook and also my space I have found friends on both that I hadn't seen in years. I still have a social life when I want one. My biggest complaint on both of them is everyone's relationships are all aired for everyone to read. For me that is the worst way to have a marriage or divorce. You don't tell everyone your personal business. Leave that for the one on one messages. Thanks Your hub was a good read.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      techtrendy - Hey, don't hang your head...we are all guilty of some facebook follies. Besides, joining a cause isn't completely useless, as I mentioned, if nothing else it helps to spread awareness of the issue. Most will even let you donate money if you choose. By no means is that shameful. Watch out for the time warp. Thanks for the comment.

      stoneage2010 - Agreed. Thanks for commenting.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      techtrendy - Hey, don't hang your head...we are all guilty of some facebook follies. Besides, joining a cause isn't completely useless, as I mentioned, if nothing else it helps to spread awareness of the issue. Most will even let you donate money if you choose. By no means is that shameful. Watch out for the time warp. Thanks for the comment.

      stoneage2010 - Agreed. Thanks for commenting.

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      Stoneage2010 6 years ago

      I really hate friend suggestions too! :)

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      TechTrendy 6 years ago

      Me and my girlfriend are late bloomers to facebook but since we moved several states away from family we decided to give it a try and low and behold we had family members on there we didn't even know had a FB account. However that time warp hole does exist. I spend roughly 20 minutes if that on the site where as my better half can spend up to an hour if not more playing those silly games or reading other people's trivial mood posts. Your article covered some great key features as well as some not so great ones that want me to hang my head in shame like "joining a cause" because I've been guilty of it. =)